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Taylor Swift ticket scam warning as fans left devastated

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Fans are being warned not to purchase Taylor Swift tickets on social media after an increased number of scams have been robbing Swifties of their chance to attend The Eras Tour this month.

As the global singing sensation visits our shores for the first time since 2018, generating an estimated $136 million into the NSW economy and $1.2 billion into Victoria, it is everyday Australians that are being dragged into some swift falsities by opportunists, say ticket sellers. 

Secondary ticket marketplace, The Ticket Merchant, claims the Victorian Government’s The Major Events Act 2009 aimed at preventing ticket scalpers, appeared to “have the opposite effect” after so many people were scammed in the lead up to Taylor Swift’s MCG concerts. 

The three Melbourne concerts drew her largest audience to date, each attracting more than 96,000 fans. 

NSW has similar ticketing legislation in the form of the Fair Trading Act 1987, which regulates the supply, advertising and description of goods and services. 

The Act was updated in 2018 to prohibit the resale of tickets to sporting or entertainment events for profit.  

The legislation governs the sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets in NSW for the Sydney shows.  

“With no viable options for purchasing tickets safely, fans are turning to the black market and social media in desperation,” says Alex Coetzee, from The Ticket Merchant.  

“This in turn leads to innocent people being scammed.  

“Be sure you are not one of them.” 

The Ticket Merchant has offered some top tips for anyone still desperately searching for Taylor Swift concert tickets in Sydney this weekend. 

  • Do not buy tickets off Facebook, Marketplace or Gumtree – avoid all social media for ticket purchases  
  • Only buy off companies that have verified sales and payment options like PayPal/Google Pay 
  • Check all online reviews from companies selling the tickets  
  • Be very wary if grammar or spelling is not accurate 
  • If the price is too good to be true, IT IS!  

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