Ticket Fraud: Adare SEC’s Solution

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Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud, has previously reported that ticket fraud is estimated to have cost the UK £168 million, with half a million victims losing £80 on average.  Action Fraud also provided some recent data, which showed that, since 2015, 21,000 people have reported falling victim to fraud, with a cumulative loss of £17 million.  However, these figures only take in to account the financial loss to the consumer and those that reported it.  If we consider the loss of revenue of the event venue, or ticket distributer, caused by a damaged reputation, disengaged fans and negative publicity…

In order to help combat ticket fraud, ticket retailers need to ensure that their chosen ticket supplier can offer them not only a secure facility in which to manufacture their tickets, but also a number of overt and covert security features in their ticket design, to ensure the highest levels of security.

There are many overt and covert security features that a security printer is able to incorporate into your ticket design without jeopardising the aesthetic features of your ticket.  The security features can be used individually, or in conjunction with other fraud prevention features, depending on your requirements and budget.

At Adare SEC, we would recommend you consider at least one of the below security features to help secure your tickets:

  • Custom Foils
  • Registered Holograms
  • Etched Dies
  • Copyvoid
  • Thermochromic Ink
  • Numbering
  • UV Invisible Ink
  • Microtext
  • Watermarked Thermal Paper

Ensuring your supplier is an accredited security printer is also key to combatting ticket fraud, as they will be able to provide you with the best advice about security features from their vast experience and knowledge of the ticketing industry.

Adare SEC has over 20 years’ experience supplying thermal tickets to a wide variety of clients ranging from premier league football clubs to some of the largest theatres in the UK.

Our end-to-end ticket solution enables us to design and produce thermal tickets in-house at our secure, ISO 27001 certified production site. Our graphic design and print specialists can advise on the latest ticket designs along with innovative security features to help prevent fraud.

For information about how we can help protect your organisation from ticket fraud, contact our ticket specialists on 01527 838 820 or email your enquiry to redditch@adaresec.com