Ticket scam artist banned for 13 years

The director of five companies that sold non-existent tickets for music festivals has been banned for 13 years following an investigation by The Insolvency Service.

John Lupton was disqualified for ripping off the public and claimed that the companies involved were run by his girlfriend using the identity of a deceased woman.

Paul Titherington, official receiver in the Insolvency Service’s Public Interest Unit said: “These companies claimed they could supply concert tickets but in most of the known transactions they never supplied the tickets ordered, nor made the required refunds to customers.

“Investigators were unable to corroborate Lupton’s claims of a co-director who was using a fake identity and has now vanished into thin air.”

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