Ed Sheeran fans are this morning being urged to check if their concert tickets are legit, following reports thousands of music lovers have been conned into buying fake ones.
It’s understood a number of ticket re-sale sites have been selling the fake tickets to desperate fans eager to attend Sheeran’s sold-out Aussie shows.
In Perth last week, dozens of upset fans only discovered they had been ripped off when they got to the gate and were turned away.
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It’s prompted a number of Aussie stadiums to issue a warning to fans heading to Sheeran’s upcoming concerts.
“Ticketek is the only authorized ticketing agent for these concerts at Suncorp Stadium,” the Brisbane stadium wrote on their website.
“DON’T purchase from or through unauthorized re-sellers such as Viagogo, Ticketmaster Resale, Tickets, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia, Ticket Merchant, Ticket Blaster, Ticket Bis and Queenoftickets.
“Suncorp Stadium has no obligation to honour tickets bought from unauthorized re-sellers.”
ANZ Stadium in Sydney also issued a similar warning.
“Remember Ticketek is the ONLY authorised ticketing agent for this event. To ensure you don’t end up with invalid tickets, DO NOT buy them through any unauthorised re-sellers,” they wrote.
In a statement, Gumtree Australia said safety and security is their number one priority.
“The safety and security of Gumtree’s community is our number one priority, and we encourage our community to report any suspicious or concerning ticket listings and we will remove any listing which breaches our policies,” a Gumtree spokesperson said.
“Gumtree’s ticket policy identifies that Gumtree users must comply with various laws set out in each state. A ticket ad must always state the face value of the ticket. Gumtree does not support ticket touts or scalpers and ads not containing the face value of the ticket may be removed.”
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