Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Fraudsters Gearing Up for Festival Season?

Fraudsters Gearing Up for Festival Season?
January 11, 2010

Criminal gangs may be gearing up for a blitz on Australian and New Zealand festivals and concerts over the summer season.

AAC ID Solutions have highlighted concerns that about these gangs following the discovery of very sophisticated forged tickets and wristbands around Europe.

In a press release, AAC ID Solutions suggest that "there is evidence that the gangs have compromised factories in China where certain wristbands are believed to be made in order to produce almost exact replicas.

"Leading experts in the UK have also revealed that around 800 fake tickets for the Reading festival were discovered (and with) summer seeing the beginning of the large festival season in Australia, (AAC ID Solutions is concerned that Australia) is a potential target for these gangs."

Robert Borg of AAC ID Solutions explains "some Australian festival and events organisers compromise their security by purchasing cheap imitations from suppliers that source products from China.

"The quality of some of the Chinese products are not up to the standard that festivals should be using.

"Further, the integrity of many suppliers in China is in question as the suppliers pass information on to second parties who then copy the product and sell them to the market. AAC ID Solutions only offer the highest quality and security wristbands by researching the latest technologies and by aligning themselves with suppliers from all over the world that have proven security measures in place to ensure the integrity of their products.

"We also offer several security features in our wristbands which make them extremely difficult to reproduce."

Fake wristbands can pose many problems for festival organisers and loss of revenue is the least of the problems as often these concerts are sold out long in advance. Problems include issues such as admittance of underage participants to drinking areas, overcrowding, drugs, theft, and pick pocketers.

For more information click here to contact AAC ID Solutions via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

22nd October 2009 - AAC ID SOLUTIONS RECEIVES BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

The P.A. People

The P.A. People is a specialist contractor in the areas of Sound Reinforcement, Performance Lighting, Audio Visual Systems, Video and Communications. Over the past 40 years we have developed a…

read more

Entertainment / Events / Sport / Technology / Venues

 
 
 

Vticket

Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…

read more

Attractions / Security / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Aflex Inflatables

Aflex Inflatables are the leaders for obstacle courses, pool toys, waterparks and land-based watersides and fitness runs. They are industry leaders offering the widest range of pool, lake and beach…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Waterparks

 
 

HRMWEB

At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…

read more

Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

PAYSMART

Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology

 
 

VIVATICKET

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  19th July 2018 - ENTA AUSTRALASIA REBRANDS AS VIVATICKET 17th October 2016…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business