1D fans being warned about new ticket scams

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.
  • Always check sellers’ privacy policy and returns policy.
  • Written by CelebMix