The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning people about scam tickets being sold for major events, such as the World Cup and music festivals. [28 May 2010]
One in twelve British ticket buyers falls victim to scam ticket websites, where tickets either do not arrive or are fake. The average loss per person is £80.
World Cup and music festival scams
With a number of international events coming up, such as the World Cup in South Africa and music festivals in Spain, Serbia and Croatia, the OFT is warning that people could find themselves miles from home, out of pocket and with no way to get into the event.
The warning comes as part of the OFT’s Just Tick It campaign, which highlights the issue of bogus websites and offers practical advice so that people are not scammed.
Avoid ticket scams – advice
The Just Tick It campaign is urging everyone to tick off the following check list before buying tickets online.
Read more about the Just Tick It campaign on the OFT’s website.
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