Many people search for deals online. Many deals can be found online from clothing to cars. Many sites are dedicated to helping people find cheap concert tickets. Unfortunately, you can’t always trust what you see online. There are moments when you need to consider if the great deal you found is legitimate or if it is a scam.
There are four things to avoid and watch out for when you search for cheap concert tickets:
Does the ticket seem too cheap? If someone is selling a ticket to an event they can no longer attend, they don’t want to lose too much money for what they paid for it. If someone is selling a ticket far below the price concert tickets were going for then it is probably a scam.
Don’t buy when you are desperate ̶ Even if you really wanted to go to a particular concert, no concert is worth giving your hard earned money to a scam artist. If you are desperate for a ticket you may miss the obvious signs that the seller is not legitimate. To avoid this, don’t make promises about buying tickets when you may not be able to.
Avoid Craigslist or eBay ̶ Online buying is easy and so are online scams. If you found someone selling a ticket to a concert you want to attend, try looking at their history. If on Craigslist, try to arrange a place to buy face-to-face. Many scams are performed by locals who claim to be out of town but ask for wire-transfers. Meeting in person allows you in inspect the concert ticket for its authenticity.
Altered tickets ̶ Digital photography makes it harder for people to identify fake concert tickets online. Even if someone is selling a concert ticket and includes a picture, it may be possible the ticket image was altered.