A quarter of millennial festival-goers have fallen for ticket scams

New research carried out by Opinium on behalf of Barclays reveals that 26% of those aged 25 and 34 have fallen victim to a ticketing scam.

The research found that victims are at risk of losing £179 on average from scammer taking advantage of music fans searching for tickets to sold-out events by setting up fake ticketing websites and social media platforms.

Despite social media being identified as high-risk platform for ticket sales, 40% of 25 to 34-year-olds said they would use social media to get their hands, on must-have tickets.

With criminals using a range of methods to tempt music fans, falling victim has never been easier and, within the 25 to 34-year-olds group, 37% fall for at least three different ticketing scams in the last two years.

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