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Viagogo facing criminal action over court breach

Viagogo facing criminal action over court breach

Controversial secondary ticketing website Viagogo has been accused of breaching a court order, with legal action to follow "as quickly as possible".

Secured by the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) last year, the order required Viagogo to overhaul its business model and comply with a range of consumer protection legislation by 18 January.

However, the company did not do this, as CMA executive director of enforcement Michael Grenfell told an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ticket Abuse (APPG) meeting, held at Parliament this month.

"We are extremely concerned about it and will take action as quickly as is possible – this is extremely serious and we are building our case," he told MPs and others present.

He said that he expected it to take around two weeks to gather evidence of Viagogo's breaches and that it would be a criminal matter.

Speaking to Audience, a CMA spokesman says, "We are now undertaking our own checks of Viagogo and, if we find breaches of the court order, we will not hesitate to take action.

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Posted on: 14/02/2019Categories: News from Audience Magazine

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