Fraudsters and Scammers have been recently targeting the student events sector. Unfortunately, many students have fallen into the trap of the scammers. Tickets being sold are being sold on Genuine ticketing websites, and look very genuine, however in some cases, events have been, and tickets sold but venues reporting they have not known about the events.
You can usually be sure and event is genuine if:
- The event is being promoted by the venue, and the venue is known / genuine
- The venue has posted about the event on their social media
- The tickets are being sold from a genuine ticket agency, however, this may not guarantee the authenticity of the event, some ticket agencies allow anyone to sell tickets on their platform.
If you are suspicious an event may be a scam, you should not buy a ticket, and check with the venue. If you have purchased a ticket and think it may be a scam event, you should inform the venue to make them aware of the scam event, this way they can promote the event is not genuine. You should contact the ticket agency, and make them aware of the issue and request a refund. If you are unable to request a refund, you should contact your bank.