Avoid Fake Festival Tickets & Wristbands with these Tips


It is heating up and festival season is here. With festivals gaining in popularity and demand over the last several years, we have seen a rise in fake or counterfeit festival tickets and wristbands.

It’s important for us to help you avoid buying counterfeit or fake festival tickets. We have heard devastating stories from festival goers who have unknowingly purchased fake festival tickets or wristbands, just to be denied at the festival gates. We do not want this to happen to you.

We do not want this to happen to you. With that in mind we’ve put together a simple guide to help you avoid fakes – and the crushing disappointment of not getting in – so you can walk in to your next fest with no worries.

Ticketmaster's Guide to Avoiding Fake Festival Tickets & Wristbands

How to Avoid Fake Festival Tickets & Wristbands

1. Buy your festival tickets from trusted sources. Get tickets at the festival’s box office or official sellers such as Ticketmaster. Where you buy matters and it can make the difference between sitting out and getting in on the action.

2. Avoid buying tickets from unofficial sites. Ticket fraud is real, and there’s significant risk whenever you buy from online auction sites, classified sites, forums, and other ticket resale sites that aren’t legit. Check with the festival or the official festival site to see who’s an approved ticket seller. With anyone else, you’re taking a huge gamble on even getting in.

3. Never buy tickets or wristbands from scalpers on the street or near the festival. It’s a big risk because there’s absolutely no way to know what you’re getting from scalpers. You could end up with fake – or even stolen – tickets or wristbands. Resist the temptation!

4. Don’t post pics of your tix or wristbands online. You can still tell the world you’re going – just don’t share a picture of your tickets because people can use the pictures to make fakes.

Congrats, you’re an expert on buying festival tickets safely. Now you can focus on what really matters – planning your next festival adventure with all your friends.

Wanna see what happened when we sent a scalper to the airport to hawk plane tickets? Watch, learn, and laugh:

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