Fake tickets appearing for sale on social media websites

Fake tickets are still being sold by fraudsters on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Victims have reported purchasing non-existent tickets for events (concert, sports etc) or counterfeits.

We are also aware that fraudsters are actively looking for people who take pictures of their tickets before they actually attend an event and post them on social media. Fraudsters then use these pictures to make counterfeit copies. Fraudsters copy the bar code from the tickets and make dozens of counterfeit copies which are then sold to other victims. If you buy one of these tickets you will be refused entry into a venue.

BBC Watchdog recently tracked down a Liverpool fan who bought two Europa League final tickets through Instagram. The tickets the BBC uncovered below had a fake hologram and same serial numbers.

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