At BCEC, we recognise the issue of unauthorised ticket sellers is a serious one. Forged and fraudulently-obtained tickets are presented and denied entry to nearly every event we present.
To avoid becoming a victim to a scammer, read our four top tips to avoid the ticket scalping trap here. You also may be interested in a recent article about a person who scammed a dozen victims, including fans of Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars by pretending to sell them concert tickets online. He was caught and recently sentenced to jail by the courts.
It is said he ‘swindled a total of more than $200,000 from his victims between 2015 and 2018 including taking $2100 from four music fans he found through classified websites.’
The Judge said his ‘actions of ripping off eager concertgoers he found on various classified websites in February 2018 by pretending to have tickets and tricking them into sending money for tickets he never sent were “really mean in nature”.