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econsumer.gov is where you can report international scams and learn about other steps you can take to combat fraud. Your complaints help consumer protection agencies around the world spot trends and work together to prevent international scams.
The number of people reporting scam activity in Australia was at record levels in 2016 according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s annual Targeting Scams report, with a 47 per cent increase in scam reports to the ACCC compared to 2015.
On 11 May 2017 the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) closed two formal proceedings against WhatsApp Inc, the California-based company, belonging to the Facebook Group, running the messenger service on mobile devices.
On 5 April 2017 the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) closed formal proceedings against five companies: Ticketone SpA, the company selling online tickets for shows and leisure events, and four companies operating in the online secondary ticketing market: Viagogo (based in Switzerland), Ticketbis (Spain), Mywayticket (Switzerland) and Seatwave (UK). The proceedings had been started in October 2016 for alleged unfair commercial practices.