Scottish Taylor Swift fans are being targetted by ticket fraud scammers ahead of her 2024 shows.
Swift kicked off the international leg of The Eras Tour on Thursday night in Argentina, meaning the countdown for Scottish Swifties is officially on.
Fans will know all too well just how hard they had to fight to get tickets for her upcoming shows, but with so many disappointed having been left without tickets, police have seen a rise in fraudulent activity.
Swift is scheduled to start the UK leg of her tour at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield stadium in June 2024, and many fans will be hoping to get resale tickets.
With that in mind, Police Scotland issued a warning and some top tips to help fans avoid being taken advantage of.
How to avoid the Taylor Swift ticket fraud scammers
- Purchase from authorized sources
Always buy tickets from authorised sources to minimise the risk of ticket fraud.
- Verify the seller’s reputation
If you purchase tickets from a secondary market or individual sellers, research their reputation beforehand. Look for feedback/reviews from other buyers and consider using well-established platforms that offer buyer protection.
- Beware of overly attractive deals
While discounted tickets can be tempting, be cautious of deals that seem too good to be true. Fraudsters often lure unsuspecting buyers with significantly lower prices to exploit their trust
- Double-check ticket details
Before purchasing, carefully review the ticket details to ensure their authenticity. Check for accurate event information, including the date, time, and venue. Pay attention to the seating section or assigned seats, which can indicate fraudulent tickets.
- Use secure payment methods
When purchasing tickets online, prioritise secure payment methods to safeguard your financial information. Credit cards and reputable online payment platforms offer additional protection against fraudulent transactions. Avoid paying with cash, wire transfers, or unsecured payment methods.
- Be wary of e-tickets
When purchasing e-tickets, ensure you receive them through official channels or reputable ticketing platforms. Be cautious of sellers who send scanned or photocopied tickets, as these can be easily duplicated or invalidated. Always verify the authenticity of e-tickets with the ticket issuer or venue directly.
- Educate yourself about ticketing policies
Familiarise yourself with the ticketing policies of the event and the ticketing company. Understand the terms and conditions, refund policies, and any restrictions on reselling or transferring tickets.
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