Ahead Of Summer Concert Season, AG Campbell Warns Of Ticketing Scams

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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - As Taylor Swift fans descend on the region ahead of her three night Eras Tour, Attorney General Andrea Campbell is out with a warning over ticket scams.

Officials say anyone buying tickets to any concert, show or event this summer should be keeping an eye out for red flags to avoid fraud, price gouging and other scam-related activity. There are a handful of helpful tips when it comes to warning signs:

Always buy tickets through a verified source. This could be the performer themselves or the venue, but buying tickets through the authorized channels adds a level of guaranteed legitimacy, that customers may not find at third-party vendors.

Always vet your source. Perhaps you've gone right passed the first piece of advice and you've decided to buy a ticket from a third-party vendor, not to worry, that's what the Better Business Bureau is for. You can use their website to search for the third-party vendor for consumer complaints and other information.

And finally, always use protected payment methods. If you're purchasing a ticket this summer, officials say using credit cards will likely guarantee reimbursement for fraudulent charges. You won't find the same paying using cash, wire transfer or payment apps like Zelle and Venmo.

If you or someone you know has been impacted by a ticketing scam or have any concerns, you're encouraged to file a complaint on the AG's website.

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