BBB warns ComicCon International fans of badge scams

first_img Posted: July 3, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Comic-Con International will begin on Thursday July 18 and will attract more than 160,000 attendees to the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding Gaslamp Quarter.Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns Comic-Con fans eager to get into the convention center to be wary of potential scalpers. Unfortunately, these third-party ticket sellers may sell fake badges and leave some in costume with nowhere to go.If Comic-Con fans are considering buying a ticket from an unofficial seller through a third-party site such as Craigslist, Ebay or showticket.com, they should be aware Comic-Con does not give third-parties permission to change or alter the registration information on a badge.One of the most pervasive scams BBB has found over the years is the reselling scam in which a scammer claims they bought a badge but can no longer attend the convention. They try to resell their badges which they never purchased, claiming they can change the name on the registration information.A key factor for consumers to remember is Comic-Con provides a refund at the buyer’s request, making it unnecessary to resell a ticket. KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:07 AM July 3, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom BBB warns Comic-Con International fans of badge scams Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

FDDI signs MoU with University of Northampton

first_imgFootwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), an institution of national importance under ‘FDDI Act 2017’, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with University of Northampton, UK for mutual cooperation and support in the area of education, research, students and faculty exchange as well as design and development of joint programmes/projects/research and publications. The MoU was signed by Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor of University of Northampton and Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS, Managing Director FDDI, on February 7 at FDDI- Noida campus. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf FDDI and the University of Northampton are among few institutions in the world providing higher education in the niche area of footwear and leather products design, manufacturing and management. In order to ensure international standards of education at FDDI, and bring in global trends and technology in the sector, institute has entered into collaboration with University of Northampton which is one of the few universities to be ranked gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and also the first university to be named as a ‘Changemaker Campus’ in 2012 in UK. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveProfessor Nick Petford visited FDDI to strengthen the possibilities of mutual cooperation and support in Education and Research.Professor Nick Petford said, “The University of Northampton has prolonged expertise in the education of Leather and Product Design and Manufacturing. Through this collaboration, we intend to take up education in this niche area to the next level. The academic alliance and partnership with FDDI will create new avenues for the students and faculty in both the countries to explore the new horizon of learning, research and product innovation in the cross-cultural environment.” Briefing the details, Arun Kumar Sinha, Managing Director, FDDI said, “FDDI is on its way to a major infrastructural and capacity augmentation under the Centre of Excellence Program of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India. Under this program, the FDDI is being empowered by the Ministry to bring up world-class infrastructure and the skills second to none. We look forward to a mutually beneficial and enriching engagement with Northampton University.”last_img read more