Florida Residents Please Beware Of The Digital Ticket Scam
Florida Residents please beware of the digital ticket scam. I live in St.Petersburg and I love going to sporting events and concerts in the area. Remember when we use to have physical tickets? Well, now digital tickets have become the new thing.
NBC2 tells us that over the last two years, the Better Business Bureau has reported more than 16,000 complaints of counterfeit ticket fraud. Sadly that is only a small fraction of the actual number of fraudulent transactions that have taken place.
Nowadays digital concert/sporting tickets are the easiest way to attend these events without the fear of losing the physical ticket. Sadly, with this new technology people have found new ways to scam. Thousands of people are being targeted here in Florida and in the United States each her.
How They Get People
Scammers are now making fake digital ticket’s that look real. Buyers will not be able to verify the QR code until they arrive at the entrance of the event.
Some of these scam sites appear as actual legit sites like StubHub or Ticketmaster. To avoid getting scammed please avoid using payment methods like Zelle, Venmo, or CashApp.
The Lee County Sheriffs Office recommends that ticket buyers only do business with sellers who are apart of the National Association Of Ticket Brokers.
According to a spokesperson from the Better Business Bureau, reports of ticket scams have increased from 13,168 in 2020 to 17,941 in 2021 and then slipped just slightly to 16,762 in 2022. Whats crazy is that these numbers are only a fraction of the Sams that have actually happened.
Are you a person that attends a lot of concerts and sporting events? Have you ever been a victim of the digital ticket scam? I would love to hear your story. Feel free to email me, Babs@wild941.com
If you have bee scammed and have not reported it, please do so. Contact the Federal Trade Commission by phone at 877-382-4357