Fans of Harry Styles should be wary of purchasing concert tickets for the star’s forthcoming performance in Little Rock from con artists, according to an Arkansas top law enforcement official.
Simmons Bank Arena alerted Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office about websites trying to sell speculative tickets for Styles’ performance, according to the letter published Thursday, Oct. 21.
According to Rutledge’s office per KARK, speculative listing occurs when unauthorized vendors offer tickets for sale even though they do not own them. Rutledge claims that she is constantly on the lookout for con artists and fraudsters who attempt to take advantage of hardworking Arkansans.
Simmons Bank Arena utilizes a verified ticket service such as Ticket Master Verified Fan. THV11 said the feature is a certified ticket buying source. Scalpers are prevented from ripping off customers by using the officially certified services of the music venues.
How to Prevent Scams While Buying Concert Tickets
KNWA shared the following suggestions from Rutledge’s staff to assist Arkansans in protecting themselves while purchasing concert tickets.
A reputable ticket broker will have a return policy in place. Only purchase tickets from a reseller who offers clear information about the transaction’s conditions.
When purchasing tickets, always use a credit card. Nowadays, credit card regulations provide purchasers with some recourse if the tickets are fake.
Check the seating arrangements ahead of time. To prevent blocked views and buying tickets that do not exist, ask for section, row, and seat numbers.
Stick with well-known ticket vendors that provide guarantees and rules that safeguard customers. These sellers should have the capacity to investigate and suspend merchant accounts that break the policies.
If a bargain seems to be too good to be true, it most often is. Refrain from being hurried. Scammers often attempt to rush potential customers into making a choice.
Consumers may call the National Association of Ticket Brokers at 630-510-4594 or the Arkansas Attorney General’s Public Protection Department if they believe they have bought a counterfeit ticket.