It might be too late for some heartbroken Justin Bieber fans, but there are ways to avoid concert ticket scams this season.
“We paid $800 and it’s a scam. It’s very unfortunate, we’re very upset.”
This Justin Bieber fan found out yesterday that paying hundreds of dollars will not guarantee you a spot at the concert.
Teenager Maria Falcao flew all the way from Brazil just to see Bieber and shelled out $600 for a ticket after buying tickets from an online site called Vivid Seats, and was also victimized.
And as summer concert season begins, Evan Kelly of the Better Business Bureau has these tips to make sure your tickets are legitimate.
“If you’re buying stuff online from someone you don’t know, you certainly want to be paying with a credit card through something like paypal. We also advise buying tickets through reputable brokers.”
“They’re really going after the sense of urgency, and after the fact that there are precious few tickets available, and people are going to be more willing to take that chance and risk their money.”
If you have been a victim of ticket fraud, Kelly recommends reporting the incident to police and reviewing the terms and conditions of your ticket-seller to see if you can get your money back.