Identify ticket scammers with this nifty Facebook hack
Identify ticket scammers to avoid that sinking fake ticket feeling.
I feel that this is something that happens way too often than necessary, however where there’s a will there’s a way be it from the one seeking the ticket or the one scamming vulnerables for a quick buck-like some twisted form of supply and demand.
Naturally the simplest way to avoid buying fake tickets is to avoid all risk and buy tickets directly from the event/festival and their respective channels.
That’s obviously amazing, however sometimes you’re a late bird that doesn’t get the worm, leading you to stalk event pages in search of someone who unfortunately for them but fortunately for you needs to sell their ticket.
At this stage all your mates are going to this event, talking about it constantly. A month ago you couldn’t care less, but now- do whatever it takes to avoid that FOMO.
“Wow, some guy named Derek Watts is selling tickets at a reduced rate! We don’t have any mutual friends’, but he seems legit.”
Not today, scammer
You can check his profile, look for mutual friend’s, make sure he lives in your country, and has an active profile but for extra assurance there is a nifty little Facebook hack on your mobile device that will help you 100% know who is the real deal or not.
When you see a suspicious comment, tap on the profile name, search profile, and type “ticket” to see all the associated posts from that specific user.
If they are selling tickets to almost every event on the spectrum of events, they are most definitely scammers.
Check out this video showing how DeadRocks VI identifies a ticket scammer using this method.
At the end of the day the best way to Identify ticket scammers is to actually just buy tickets from the event organisers and their channels or from a friend/friend of a friend.
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. ✨ EZOO (@ayyleandrea) July 1, 2019