Last month, Action Fraud published an alert, urging people to take extra care when buying tickets of festivals and events online.
Figures from the national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime show almost £1million has been lost to ticket fraud so far this year.
The Action Fraud data revealed 1,085 reports of ticket fraud have been made so far in 2021, equating to an average loss of £850 per victim.
How to spot signs of ticket fraud
Action Fraud shared some tips on how to spot the signs of ticket fraud and protect oneself:
“Only buy tickets from the venue’s box office, official promoter or agent, or a well-known and reputable ticket site.
“Avoid paying for tickets by bank transfer, especially if buying from someone unknown. Credit card or payment services such as PayPal give you a better chance of recovering your money if you become a victim of fraud.