Common Taylor Swift Ticket Scams to Avoid for Sydney Concert

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As the countdown to Taylor Swift's concert in Sydney ticks away, the scramble for tickets has reached fever pitch. But before you dive into the depths of the internet in a bid to secure those golden passes, a word to the wise: scammers are lurking in every corner, ready to pounce on your Swiftie dreams.

How to Dodge The Ticket Scams

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Don't fall victim to these ticket scams.


The Ticket Merchant, Australia's ticketing sage, has thrown a lifeline to all of us still on the hunt for tickets. With scams as rampant as ever, they've shared some crucial tips to ensure your quest for Taylor Swift tickets doesn't end in a teardrop on your guitar.

Social Media: A No-Go Zone

First things first, steer clear of buying tickets off Facebook, Marketplace, Gumtree, or any social media platforms. Yes, we know it's tempting when someone on your feed is selling tickets at seemingly reasonable prices. But remember, it's a jungle out there, and not everyone's playing by the rules.

Verified Sales Are Your BFF

When it comes to purchasing tickets, stick to the old faithfuls – companies with verified sales and secure payment options like PayPal or Google Pay. These platforms offer buyer protection, which is like having a security blanket in a world full of scams.

Do Your Homework

Before you click that 'buy' button, do a quick dive into the online reviews of the company selling the tickets. And keep your eyes peeled for any spelling or grammar red flags – they're often a telltale sign that something's not quite right.

If It's Too Good to Be True…

We've all heard it a million times, but it bears repeating: if the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. That front-row ticket selling for the price of a cinema ticket? Yeah, that's a hard pass.

Navigating the Legal Maze

The Ticket Merchant also sheds light on the Victorian Government's Major Events Act 2009, which, ironically, seems to have made it easier for scammers to thrive. And with NSW's Fair Trading Act 1987 and its 2018 update aimed at curbing ticket resale for profit, you'd think we'd be in safer waters. Yet, with official avenues all but exhausted, fans are veering into the murky waters of the black market and social media out of sheer desperation.

Alex Coetzee from The Ticket Merchant puts it bluntly, "With no viable options for purchasing tickets safely, fans are turning to the black market and social media in desperation, leading to innocent people being scammed. Be sure you are not one of them."

So, dear Swiftie parents, as we navigate this Swift-ticket saga, let's keep our wits about us. The thrill of snagging a ticket to one of the year's biggest concerts shouldn't come at the cost of getting scammed. 

Let's arm ourselves with these tips, keep our excitement in check with a dose of scepticism, and ensure our Swiftie adventure ends on a high note. After all, we're here to make memories, not to be part of a cautionary tale.

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