Tuesday, April 19, 2022
LIVE MUSIC IS BACK ... HOW TO AVOID TICKET SCAM SITES
Now that live events are finally starting to come back, here’s a reminder on how to best buy tickets for any event and not get caught up in third party sites and scammers.
If you see an event that you are interested in and want to purchase tickets, please do the following:
- Go to the artist's official page/website, find event & click link there.
- Or go to your browser & type in name of the show/venue. This is where scams come in. The search will list paid ad pages first. These are typically 3rd parties that may look like a legit venue/ticket site.
- Scroll until you see the venue's official site. Click on it to double check you have the right site, click on their social media icons & make sure it goes to the right page.
- You can also search Facebook for the venue page & click on their events for official ticket links.
- Most events sell tickets through Ticketmaster, AXS & Eventbrite.
- Approved 3rd party sites are Stubhub & Vividseats.
- If you see crazy high & questionable ticket prices, do your research. It's probably a scam site.
Just be smart. Verify before you purchase your tickets.