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TPG warns of criminal action on fake SMS tickets

National News // Jan. 25, 2017

Geneva public transport authorities say they are able to detect false SMS tickets – and say those who try to fool inspectors could face further criminal action for counterfeiting.

Yann TPG warns of criminal action on fake SMS tickets

A local paper recently described a technique of sending an SMS to your own phone could recreate an SMS ticket. But the TPG say a simple scan of the code by inspectors would instantly show the ticket as fake.

Almost a quarter of transport ticket sales are now by mobile phone.

The TPG say anyone trying to fake a ticket will be fined for not having a ticket and then could also be arrested for fraud.

Tags: tickets, sms, fraud, TPG

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