One Direction fans are being warned about new ticket scams online.
Fraudsters are offering One Direction e-tickets on Twitter to victims who are unaware that they are buying fakes.
Original tickets are usually photocopied and sold on over and over again by fraudsters; only for fans to have their dreams crushed when they get to the venue and are denied entry.
Here’s how to protect yourself against ticketing fraud…
Always check with the event organiser for official ticket distribution lists and never buy from unauthorised sources, particularly though social networks such as Twitter, Facebook etc
Pay for tickets by credit card – the card issuer is jointly liable for a failure for goods or services to be provided as long as the price of a single ticket is over than £100.
Only make purchase from sites encrypted for payment. Look for the closed padlock and the web address in the browser should begin “https”.
If you are unsure about a website, run a quick online search and check ticketing forums to find feedback from others.
Be on the Lookout for telephone numbers starting 070 or 004470. These can be set-up on the Internet and answered anywhere in the world.