Anyone else noticed people trying to scam on the facebook events of smaller gigs recently?

#1

Seen it on a few sold-out gigs recently, Low and another one. Generally a profile that has no information on it that says “Me and my family can no longer make this gig so I have four tickets to sell” or something like that.

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#2

Yep, I fell victim to it when trying to get tickets for Nightingales gig in London. Couldn’t get my money back either as the card I paid it to was a pre-pay card.

#3

Sorry to hear that. Thought they were quite obviously scams. Maybe some are a bit better done than others.

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#4

It’s rife.

#5

Yeah I mean it seemed legit, plus it was a friend who alerted me to the post, and I was pissed at the time of doing it.

#6

One that sent me the other day, some dude on a gig event put “Selling my 3 tickets, I can’t make the event!” and when someone called him out on being from California he said “I just moved, that’s why I can’t make it”

#7

Weird, the Low one was based in California too. Denton his name I think

#8

I haven’t, I have noticed general poor ticket selling etiquette, people leaving me in limbo

#9

I noticed a few people complaining of scammers on the Oh Sees facebook event page for their Glasgow gig.

#10

Most scammers make it abundantly clear that they’re not legit, stock photo profile picture ffs. Haven’t been caught out yet but can imagine there are more convincing ones too

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#11

Yeah these seem to have gotten a lot more common.

This one is the first that comes to mind:

https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/events/1028222517348239?view=permalink&id=1150026458501177

Much easier to spot these at heavier gigs, considering it’s err, unlikely a family would be going.

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#12

Yeah have seen these even at underground techno events

It’s a shame you and your family from Arizona can’t make that Vatican Shadow night, Barbara.

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#13

Increasingly common this. Quite a few trying it on for Daughters at the Exchange a few weeks back.

I try not to judge but it’s actually quite amusing trying to match some of the profiles to even a passing interest in some of these gigs. Usually pretty easy to spot a mile off.

#14

I have seen a few warnings for small to medium sized shows in Bristol. The Idles gig last year had a lot of murky looking offers. So easy to do - person seems genuine, a music fan, has an e-ticket and even offering face value, can’t make the gig. Happens to us all. Send them your £15 and get a duff or no ticket at all. Probably quite an easy one to get away with as it is so small scale.

#15

Saw loads for Stella Donnelly at Thekla last week. 4 or 5 posts went up on the facebook event on the day each offering 4 tickets at face value.

#16

Possibly easier to target smaller shows as they are generally e-ticketed and you can hide on the internet rather than run the risk of things going wrong in person?

#17

Have seen quite a few getting scammed by people selling e-tickets for gigs that I’m pretty sure are physical ticket only!

#18

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#19

I like that when you click through to her profile the cover photo is her badly photoshopped on the front of a magazine ?!?

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#20

yep, saw absolutely loads of them when Idles played a pretty small sold out show here. i’m suspicious of every ticket seller now