Ticket Scams

Modified on Fri, 08 Mar 2024 at 03:56 PM

Ticket scam occurs when scammers create non-existent tickets for events such as concerts, sports games or theater performances. The scammer may lure victims by offering tickets at lower prices or claiming to have access to sold-out events. If you fall for a ticket scam, it's not just about missing the event — you could lose your money and give away personal details, making you vulnerable to identity theft.


Scammers often advertise these fake tickets on social media with tempting prices. When people contact them, they're asked to switch to messaging apps. From there, the scammer might ask for money through online banking or keep asking for more money after payment. They might also delay giving the tickets or stop responding altogether.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Be wary of prices too good to be true. If tickets are listed at incredibly low prices, it's probably a scam. Fraudsters lure fans into quick purchases with unbelievable prices, aiming to steal personal information during checkout. 
  • Be cautious with sold-out events. Scammers take advantage of fans' fear of missing out by selling fake tickets to sold-out events.
  • Avoid falling for urgency tactics. Scammers create urgency to pressure you into making quick decisions. They may claim tickets are running out or offer exclusive deals for a limited time.
  • Avoid tickets not yet available to the public. Sellers offering tickets not yet released to the public are likely engaging in speculative ticketing and may not actually have the tickets they're selling.
  • Look for poor grammar and spelling. Many scam emails or websites contain noticeable grammar and spelling errors.
  • Be careful with unsolicited communications. If you receive unexpected emails, text messages or social media messages from Ticketmaster, be cautious. Scammers often send unsolicited messages to potential victims. 
  • Be wary suspicious payment methods. If the seller insists on unusual payment methods like bank transfers or prepaid reload cards, be cautious. Stick to secure payment options and only buy from trusted sources.

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Rest assured that CelcomDigi is actively taking measures to ensure our customers do not fall prey to such scams.

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