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How to spot concert ticket scams

If it’s too good to be true, it probably is – those words have never rung truer than when you’re shopping on online marketplaces, especially for concert tickets.

How to spot concert ticket scams
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Music fans in Singapore are in for a treat with top acts like Maroon 5, Jason Mraz and Mariah Carey coming through in the next few months.

However, with high tickets prices and sellout concerts, it’s getting harder than ever to catch a live show without contemplating selling an internal organ.

The bargain hunters among us will turn to the next best place for tickets: online marketplaces like Carousell, Craigslist or Gumtree.

But as anyone who has ever spent time on these sites will know, you need to exercise a great deal of caution or you could end up poorer with nothing to show for it.

Heed these 4 warning signs that you could be dealing with a scammer, and save yourself some disappointment and some money!

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1. The tickets are cheaper than retail
1. The tickets are cheaper than retail
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While there may be genuine cases where a legitimate seller will need to offload his tickets (for example, a work emergency that prevents him from going to the concert), it’s not realistic to expect him to incur a significant loss, especially if the tickets are for sold out concerts.

If someone is offering deeply discounted tickets, keep scrolling!

You are dealing with a scammer.



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