Tickets to various shows and concerts can be very expensive and outside a typical student budget. While there might be genuine people selling tickets outside any show or venue, you should avoid purchasing tickets in this way. 

If you hand over cash to somebody on the street in return for a product, this transaction is not traceable and it can be hard for you to get your money back. To avoid getting scammed, only purchase tickets from well-known sources including ticketing offices and genuine ticket exchange sites.

Important to know: 

  • Only buy tickets from a website domain that starts with https:// rather than http://
  • Make sure that the company you are buying tickets from has a registered postal address and contact telephone number.
  • For more guidance on how to avoid online ticket scams, take a look at the Which? advice on ticket selling