What you need to know to avoid online ticket scams.

  • December 8, 2023

Making a purchase online can be risky. That’s especially true when it comes to buying hard-to-find tickets for a sporting event or concert.

While it can often be tempting to search social media for tickets, be careful. Finding great seats or a great price too easily could be signs that you’re looking at a scam. And you could be left with no tickets and no way to get your money back.

The old rule applies. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Four ways to avoid online ticket scams.

  1. Be wary of low prices on social media: If you find great seats at a great price on social media, it could be too good to be true. Scammers use low prices to attract attention.
  2. Buy only from trusted vendors: If a concert or event is sold out, your next stop should be a reputable online ticket broker. It might cost more, but you’ll be sure to get your tickets.
  3. Confirm the seller: Ticket scammers sometimes hack accounts and pretend to be a friend selling tickets. Make sure. Don’t send money until you contact your friend directly and confirm the tickets are real.
  4. Take your time: Scammers often hurry people into deciding. If you feel rushed into buying the tickets, it could be a sign you’re being scammed.

Protecting from ticket scams is another way Credit Union ONE is helping you keep your money safe.