Buying secondhand tickets to a show or festival always runs a risk. In the EDM community, we have plenty of official exchange options and, for the most part, honest fans willing to sell or trade. However, buyer beware — any hot ticket has a potential scammer behind it. That moment when your wristband or barcode fails to scan, your stomach sinks. Being ripped off is a terrible feeling for any music fan. Thankfully, a new Facebook hack demonstrated below makes it easier to identify scalpers and scammers who frequently post on social media to push tickets.
See a suspicious comment? Tap the profile name, search profile, and type “ticket” to see all the associated posts from that given user. In this example video, a thread for DeadRocks VI leads to a profile that has also pushed resale tickets for Louis the Child, Rezz Rocks, Illenium, Alison Wonderland and more. While this method isn’t a 100% accurate way of saying “this person will scam you,” it’s a great first step in identifying a major red flag from a potential seller.
To avoid being scammed, always purchase tickets directly from the artist, venue or promoter. Or, buy from someone you know and trust.
Ticket Scammer Facebook Hack
ATTENTION RAVERS!!! WATCH THIS!! SOMEBODY JUST SHOWED ME THIS RT TO SAVE A LIFE. YOU CAN SEARCH PROFILES AND SEE SCAMMERS POST ON MULTIPLE PAGES SELLING NON EXISTENT TICKETS!
ATTENTION RAVERS!!! WATCH THIS!! SOMEBODY JUST SHOWED ME THIS RT TO SAVE A LIFE. YOU CAN SEARCH PROFILES AND SEE SCAMMERS POST ON MULTIPLE PAGES SELLING NON EXISTENT TICKETS! pic.twitter.com/pjGx00WnQv
— L🤍✨💫 (@etherealqueenxo) July 1, 2019
— L. ✨ DEAD ROCKS 🔥 (@ayyleandrea) July 2, 2019