Don’t Fall Victim to Cheap Ticket Scams

Not everyone is honest. Unfortunately, the internet is a breeding ground for scam artists ready to take advantage of honest people who seek tickets to concerts or other anticipated events. You don’t want to be stuck with a fake ticket while lining the pockets of a criminal.

So how can you avoid falling prey to predators selling fake tickets? Well, one of the most important ways to protect yourself from scammers and ticket counterfeiters is by avoiding Craigslist. Scammers advertise tickets on Craigslist with small things like: they can no longer go; they have an extra ticket to sell, or other seemingly innocent excuses.

If you are looking for a cheap ticket and you come across cheap tickets being advertised online, keep an open mind but also be cautious. Sometimes being skeptical about too good a deal can save you from being scammed. If possible, try to meet the person you are buying the ticket from in person. This gives you the opportunity to examine the ticket. So what do you want to look for?

Check out the card stock. Is it printed on the cardstock normal tickets are printed on?

Are there any blemishes in the color from where a computer may have messed up?

How as the ticket cut? Is it a true precision cut or does it look like someone cut it with scissors?

Above all, trust your instincts. If a situation feels wrong, it probably is. To find reliable cheap tickets, go to websites that have been rated by previous customers. Even if you are excited and want to jump at a chance to buy a ticket to a sold out concert or game, don’t let excitement over-rule your good judgment.

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