Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour will be one of the biggest live events of 2024, but also a huge opportunity for scammers to make a lot of money: here’s what to watch out for
One of the most anticipated events of 2024 (yes, 2024…) is the return Taylor Swift in Italy: American singer and songwriter will perform at Milanat the San Siro stadium, July 13, 2024. Milan stage newsTaylor Swift’s Eras Tour delighted the fans, who immediately began to buy up tickets, the cost of which is still unknown (Le Figaro suggests figures from 70 to 245 euros).
There ticket sales procedure completely online and has already started with a kind of “pre-selection“: First-time buyers entered their email address into a special form on the platform that will sell tickets, hoping to become selected for purchase. This procedure lasted a couple of days and was officially closed on Friday, June 23 at 23:59 Italian time.
However, from now on… great danger for fans of the singer: online scammers who will inevitably do everything and more over the next 12 months to use this musical event to achieve their goals.
Taylor Swift Tickets: Scams Expected
IT security solutions company Proofpoint has raised the alarm about possible fraud attempts. According to the Californian company, in fact, given the very high demand for tickets from fans, I scammers they will dive headfirst to take advantage of it great opportunity to make illegal moneyusing various techniques “social engineering, including smishing, phishing, and telephone attack (TOAD) techniques“.
The procedure implemented by the ticketing platform may actually be able to deter scalpers, but it will not do anything against scammers.
Those selected will be sent unique code until 17:00 on July 12, 2023, with which you can try to buy a maximum of 4 tickets starting at 12:00 on July 13. In fact, therefore, from 12.01 to July 13, someone will be able to start saying that they have one or more tickets for the Taylor Swift concert in Milan in 2024 and therefore he will also be able to try to deceive those who would like these tickets but did not have time to get them.
But not only that, anyone who is not selected to buy will still enter it. waiting list because not everyone chosen will agree to the selling price, so the seats will become free, and some may say they want it. refuse the opportunity to purchase when paying the amount. In short, there will be several possible scams, so you need to be very careful.
Taylor Swift Tickets: What Not to Do
Does not exist no procedure for purchasing Taylor Swift tickets alternative to what has just been described, and knowing it, this is already protection from the first and most blatant attempts at fraud: anyone who asks for money for “contributePurchasing or even a ticket before going on sale is clearly a lie: prices will not even be known until July 13th.
Any Emailany SMSany message whatsappany phone call regarding the purchase of tickets for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour 2024 in Milan should be considered an attempt at fraud.
Taylor Swift Tickets: The Scalper Problem
Finally, there is another possibility to consider: after July 13th, someone will actually have tickets in hand and may try resell them for more money.
This is a phenomenon”secondary ticketingor as we always called it in Italy, del advertising. There is special legislation to combat this phenomenon, but there are also sites that specialize in circumventing it and selling concert tickets. exorbitant prices.
A phenomenon so widespread, so risky, and yet so difficult to combat that last year I Cold game they issued an appeal: “Do not buy tickets outside of official venues, you risk being scammed.“.