Scam Alert - Imposter Scams
Econsumer.gov complaint trends for January-March 2016 rank impostor scams as number two on the list of top complaint categories.
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Australia - Australians lost nearly $300 million to scams in 2016
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.
Italy - WhatsApp fined 3 million euro for having forced its users to share personal data with Facebook
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.
Italy - Secondary ticketing: Italian Competition Authority imposes 1.7 million euro fines on five companies for unfair commercial practices
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.