Advertisement

Scam warning issued over fake tickets being sold to Taylor Swift fans in Essex

Scam warning issued over fake tickets being sold to Taylor Swift fans in Essex <i>(Image: PA / Pexels)</i>
Scam warning issued over fake tickets being sold to Taylor Swift fans in Essex (Image: PA / Pexels)

Taylor Swift fans across Essex have been warned of scam tickets being sold by fraudsters posing as real fans of the popstar.

The US singer-songwriter, whose fans are affectionately named Swifties, added two extra London shows to her Eras Tour in recent weeks after the first six nights sold out, with her now performing at Wembley Stadium across eight nights next summer.

Sadly, tickets for these dates sold out within minutes leaving hundreds of Swifites across the country disappointed and searching for resale tickets.

Essex Trading Standards has now issued a warning to these fans, with cruel fraudsters targeting those hoping to get their hands on tickets for the record-breaking tour.

A spokesman shared: "We are seeing scam posts across Facebook from fraudsters posing as individuals selling tickets for the June and August 2024 Taylor Swift concerts.

"Posts indicate that they have spare tickets that were 'panic bought' or they now have 'conflicting commitments'. All posts ask you to private message the seller.

"A little check on Facebook (searching using the first few words of the post) and we can see that these posts are appearing in community groups all over the country. We have seen them in Ipswich, Stevenage, Leeds, Bangor and beyond!

"Please report posts to the admin of the group to have the post removed and individual blocked.

"Only buy tickets via the official resale websites. Taylor Swift The Eras Tour is ticketed by both Ticketmaster and AXS in the UK."

"Purchasing tickets via the official resale facilities ensures that the ticket you are purchasing is genuine," they added.

"As set out in the terms and conditions of sale, any tickets found to be purchased via resale on the non-official secondary market will not be valid for entry into the concerts and will be cancelled.

"Therefore, we strongly advise that you sell and purchase your tickets via the official ticket agents."