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Don’t let ticket scammers ruin your festival fun 💔

Author: Emma DicksonPublished 9 hours ago
Last updated 8 hours ago

Music fans are desperate to get their hands on tickets to see their favourite artists perform LIVE this summer, but many are left devastated at the gate, unable to get in due to fake tickets and scams.

Fraudsters are using a range of methods to tempt music fans, from offering tickets on social media, as well as directing targets to bogus ticketing sites, falling victim to a ticket scam has never been easier.

According to a recent study by Barclays Bank, “more than a quarter (26 per cent) of millennial festival-goers have fallen victim to a ticket scam.”

Fans were left stranded at last night’s Calvin Harris event due to dodgy tickets. The show was one of the most anticipated this summer in the city, and sold out in a matter of minutes back in March.

Cool FM had a handful of tickets left, so Stuart Robinson stepped…

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