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Warning over fake festival tickets

Posted 24 June 2011
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Warning over fake festival tickets
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Those hoping to head to a summer music festival with their camping gear should be wary of sites claiming to be selling tickets, as some of these are fakes.

Such a warning has come from Tony Neate, managing director of web security charity Get Safe Online, who said many sites claiming to have tickets for sold-out events are run by criminals aiming to con people.

He said anyone seeking a ticket should "check that the website they are using is genuine before they purchase the ticket in the first place", using a credit or debt card so they can claim back the money in the instance of fraud.

With many events sold out, the temptation for some wanting to attend a festival to go on sites advertising tickets may be high.

One instance of a sold-out event is the V Festival, which has posted a warning on its website not to buy from unofficial sites because many are being run as scams.