Better Business Bureau issues warning on fake concert tickets

(WTNH) – The Connecticut Superior Enterprise Bureau (BBB) is warning folks to be careful when shopping for tickets they see on social media web pages.

With COVID constraints lifted and gatherings coming back this summer time, scammers are using entire edge of individuals wanting to get out and do issues by marketing fake tickets. 

“What scammers will do is they will just take actual situations and develop phony adverts of their individual,” stated Kristen Johnson, Director of Communications for the Connecticut Organization Bureau. “One woman misplaced hundreds of dollars for a concert and the scammer despatched her tickets that ended up intended for another person else.”

Johnson says you can place a rip-off if the cost is suspicious. 

“If you’re looking at a rate that is so a great deal decrease than what all people else is advertising that ticket for, that is a seriously huge red flag,” said Johnson.

She says to test for grammar or spelling faults and review adverts from social media to the genuine site. 

The BBB is also warning the community about scammers that offer tickets to activities that really don’t exist. Buyers ought to also do their own study on activities. 

Some issues you can do to stay clear of a rip-off is:

  • Pay back by credit history card. You can dispute the prices if the business enterprise does not appear by way of.
  • Glimpse for secure sights. The internet websites ought to start out with https.
  • Keep away from tickets marketed on third-celebration web sites like Craigslist and Fb Marketplace.