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23rd November 2012

Mumford & Sons fans fall prey to on line ticket scams

Fake tickets for the Portsmouth gig affect over 100 fans who were turned away from the event

The discovery of fake tickets at Portsmouth's Guild Hall this week resulted in many fans being turned away from a Mumford & Sons gig.

A statement on the band's website reads:
Portsmouth gig goers: we have been alerted to the fact that some people have fraudulently been making and selling fake tickets for tonight’s gig. This is a criminal activity and these fake tickets will not grant you access to the show. If you have purchased tickets from any secondary vendors then we would urge you to seek your money back immediately.

We are extremely concerned about this kind of activity and the police have been notified. We sincerely hope that not too many of you good honest Mumford & Sons fans have been affected. Remember to always purchase tickets from official vendors only.

These are the only legitimate ticket vendors for Mumford & Sons shows:,  Musicglue, Ticketmaster, Seetickets, Ticketweb or directly from the venue.

We have no control over tickets being sold on any other sites, and can not guarantee their authenticity.

Much love,
M&S HQ x
Portsmouth Guildhall have notified the police and a statement issued reads:
Urgent announcement:  Please note that fake tickets for Mumford & Sons' concert on Thursday 22nd November 2012 are being sold on websites such as Ebay and Seatwave.

The only legitamate tickets out there for this show are those sold by Portsmouth Guildhall & Music Glue.  

The Portsmouth Cultural Trust has notified the Police of the matter and a fraud investigation has been launched.

Ticket holders attending the concert are advised to arrive early to allow enough time for security checks.  

Safeconcerts have been campaigning against resellers and ticket touts and in an attempt to protect the ticket buying public with the Safeconcerts Be Ticket Safe Directory ®. A quick ans simple check of the directory will tell you whether or not the site you are buying from is a legitimate, official ticket site.

Please help spread the word and please use the directory so that you are aware what type of site you are buying your tickets from. Online ticket fraud is a constant battle with new sites springing up all the time, our best advice to anyone purchasing tickets on line is to buy from legitimate primary websites only. Don't get caught out, a simple check will tell you just where you are buying your ticket and whether or not it is a legitimate site.

Let's stop this from happening to other people.

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1 comment
At least seetickets didn't supply the tickets
Written by angela3 | 23rd Nov 2012
Imagine if Seetickets had been involved.

It would of been much worse!
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