Today’s poll is based on the page A6 report, “Online resellers cheat concert fans”, published in the Nation section on August 11.
Concert-goers in the UAE may find themselves with invalid or fake tickets, if they buy from unauthorised reselling platforms.
Three of ten Gulf News poll respondents said they had been cheated by an online vendor.
The Dutch national anti-fraud website, fraudhelpdesk.org, advises concert-goers to check the seller’s Facebook profile and number of likes their page has garnered, to avoid being scammed.
They also state: “Scammers have a preference for sold out concerts or events. Check whether the seller offering the tickets you want to buy is also selling tickets for other concerts. If this is the case, then the chances are that you are dealing with a scammer.”