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April 12, 2019: Fake Event Tickets Can Leave Victims Stuck Outside

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You’ve got your bandana, big sunglasses and even bigger hat, but they won’t do you much good if your music festival tickets turn out to be fake.

In the Fraudulent Ticket Scam, criminals post advertisements online and elsewhere offering tickets for sale to concerts, sporting venues, plays and other events. However, the tickets aren’t the real deal.

Fraudsters use a variety of techniques to make the tickets appear legitimate, such as forging barcodes and logos of real ticket companies and selling duplicates of legitimate electronic tickets.

TIPS:

  • Buy tickets from the box office, the event website or a well-known and authorized ticket broker.
  • Double check that the web address of the ticket seller is authentic.
  • Beware of classified ads, online or otherwise.

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