Consumers looking for bargains often look to e-commerce websites for concert and sports tickets. It is not unusual that these consumers end up purchasing counterfeit tickets to events and are refused entry to the event in addition to losing their money.
Dishonest sellers may use Craig's List and other online e-commerce websites to advertise and sell the counterfeit tickets.
Here are some tips to avoid being scammed in event ticket purchases;
Always buy event tickets from authorized primary ticket sellers or official marketplace resellers.
Always pay with a credit card. Credit card companies may be able to cancel the transaction if there is a dispute.
Do no buy from people outside the event (scalpers) or e-commerce websites like Craig's List and eBay. These sites do not screen sellers or authenticate ticket purchases.
You may believe that you are buying authentic event tickets, but this Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl ticket is a counterfeit.
You will be denied entry at the event and lose your money.
Counterfeiters are very good at creating authentic looking event tickets to deceive you and take your money.
Could you identify these Hollywood Bowl tickets as counterfeit? If not, you should be buying from authorized sellers.
This deceptive counterfeit was sold to an unsuspecting buyer on Craig's List.
The buyer was denied entry and lost their money.
Unscrupulous dishonest sellers can create very convincing support documents like this receipt to convince you that the counterfeit tickets they are selling are authentic.
Always buy from authorized resellers or official event ticket sellers.