Music lovers beware

Ever resourceful fraudsters have new ways of making concert goers part from their hard earned pennies online.

’There is a highly lucrative market for ticketing criminals,’ detective Nick Downing told the BBC. ‘They are becoming evermore sophisticated, using encryption on fake websites to lure the potential purchaser into a false sense of security.’

These scammers are copying well-known internet security measures, such as displaying the yellow padlock, to lull customers into entering payment details.

Police recommend you check the letters ’https’ is present on the web address before typing in details. Another recommendation is to search the internet to see what others are saying about the website. Visit safeconcerts.com for a regularly updated list of sites you should avoid.

If you have been scammed then you should report it to Action Fraud.

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