touting


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

touting

the making of personal representations by a veterinarian to persons who are not clients in an attempt to solicit their business.
References in periodicals archive ?
Labour wants changes to the consumer rights bill to crack down on ticket touting.
Officers made a further 11 arrests on suspicion of ticket touting on Saturday, while two people were held in relation to the alleged theft of two Olympic Lane passes.
Ticketing issues are a potential risk for the Olympic Games; it's important we send out a strong message that touting and ticketing fraud will not be tolerated and that offenders can expect to be punished.
Maxse added: "We wouldn't want to go down the route of personalising every ticket, but we do support legislation that would outlaw ticket touting, for its own sake, and for the benefit of reducing the likelihood of forgeries.
This is an important change to avoid the situation where tickets are sold for some matches for which touting would only become illegal once the competing teams are known.
Liberal Democrat Culture and Sport spokesman Don Foster said: "Organised ticket touting is ruining the enjoyment of real fans, yet the Government is doing nothing.
Touting websites are facing a crackdown by watchdogs following our exclusive reports highlighting how real fans are being left out of pocket.
It is trying to disrupt and gather intelligence on touting gangs in preparation for the Olympic football matches at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.
Despite the recent launch of designated police hotline numbers allowing the public to report instances of touting, it seems as if there is no control over the situation.
Ian Staines, 39, was jailed for four months for breaching a five -year banning order for touting.
A spokesman for the England and Wales Cricket Board said it was calling for touting at international cricket matches to be made illegal.
The Government was urged yesterday to tackle the "menace" of ticket touting after it emerged dozens of tickets to England's match against Germany are being illegally sold online.