Online Booking Ticket Scam
August 14, 2017 10:45am CST
Last November my daughter purchased two tickets online for her and her partner to see the comedian Micky Flannigan at the O2 Arena in London. The show is taking place in September. She can't go to see the event now as she's expecting a baby soon. As the tickets were a Christmas present for her partner she didn't want him to miss out so ensured he had someone else to accompany him. It only occurred to her today that the tickets must be due to be sent out now. The website promised they would arrive two weeks before the event. However on trying to contact the company who sold the tickets she found there was no trace of them. It was a bogus company who cheat people out of their hard earned money. Unfortunately my daughter paid by debit card. Had she have used her credit card she would have been able to have claimed the £120 paid for the tickets from her credit card company. Scams like this are occurring often. Bogus holidays have been in the news a lot recently. Have you ever been scammed online?
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• United States
Before I purchase anything online I look for reviews that others have made. If it is a company I check with the BBB. Many have learned that they should purchase tickets through a reputable agency. Sad that so many are out there to take advantage of people. Sorry that your daughter fell prey to this.
• Portland, Connecticut
No and I have been shopping online a lot for a very long time but I usually buy tickets and such directly from the venue itself since there are so many scams out there or from Ticketmaster. No deals but always tickets.
@Gillygirl i saw on FB about how a man refused to work in a hardware store. the manager saw him begging to the customers so he wanted to give the man a job, but the man refused, even saying he gets more money by begging rather than the decent work offered to him.