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Fake Ticket Warning: Ariana Grande & Friends: One Love Manchester

  • Tickets for the One Love Manchester concert taking place on Sunday 4 June are being fraudulently offered for sale to the public.
  • Buying a ticket from unauthorised and unofficial sellers could leave you out of pocket as they may be counterfeit or not even exist.

Action Fraud is aware of reports and posts circulating in both the news and on social media that tickets for the One Love Manchester concert in aid of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund are being fraudulently offered for sale to members of the public.

The purchasing of any ticket from an unauthorised, unofficial seller or ticket tout could leave you out of pocket; there is a real risk that any tickets purchased via these routes are either counterfeit or do not exist. Any individual who presents a ticket believed to be counterfeit on the day of the event will be refused entry.

As the official vendors, Ticketmaster have stressed that tickets to this particular concert are non-transferable. In addition, owing to the nature of the event, popular resale marketplaces for concert tickets will not be allowing any listings of One Love Manchester tickets.

How to make sure you don’t get caught out:

Only purchase tickets from the official vendor.

Be wary of purchasing tickets from a social media account. There is a risk that the ticket does not exist or is counterfeit. Consider conducting research on the information provided by the seller, for example a mobile phone number or email address used by the seller could alert you to any negative information associated with them online.

Avoid making payments through bank transfer or money transfer services, as the payment may not be recoverable.

For more information about ticket fraud and how to protect yourself further, please visit the ‘Ticket Fraud’ page on the Action Fraud website; https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/fraud-az-ticket-scam.

Report fraud and cyber crime to Action Fraud and receive a police crime reference number.

Sign up for free to Action Fraud Alert to receive direct, verified, accurate information about scams and fraud in your area by email, recorded voice and text message. 

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