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Taylor Swift Fans Lose Over a Million Euros in Counterfeit Ticket Scam, Lloyds Bank Warns

It is a classic scam but it reaches huge sums due to its popularity Taylor Swift. British fans of the American star lost more than a million euros in counterfeit money scams social networkspredicts Lloyds bank this Wednesday.

Hundreds of the singer’s fans were the targets of a “wave offaults » and deposit money by bank transfer without ever getting a receipt back, each losing an average of 332 pounds, or 389 euros, points out Lloyds.

Victims mostly between 25 and 34 years old

Between the opening of sales in July 2023 of tickets for the monumental The Eras Tour and March 2024, more than 600 Lloyds customers said they were victims of a scam, “far more than for any music artist another being”. Based on these figures, the British bank estimates that there may have been “at least 3,000 victims in the United Kingdom since tickets were sold, and that more than a million pounds (1.17 million euros) have been lost to fraudsters so far.

Most victims are between 25 and 34 years old, and 90% of them have been scammed through fake ads or Facebook posts. Dozens of unofficial groups have been created there with the aim of buying and reselling concert tickets for a tour of this global icon, mainly through his ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​a

Lloyds advises to avoid transfers

Some “Swifties” dropped more than a thousand pounds (1,170 euros) thinking they could get the prized ticket for this sold-out European tour, six years after the last concert at the American icon on British soil. “With the UK dates now sold out, more and more fans are at risk of falling victim to scams in the coming weeks and months,” Lloyds said, warning that Paying by credit card or PayPal is more secure than transfer.

According to the British bank, the number of concert ticket scams more than doubled last summer compared to the same period the previous year, with an average loss of 133 pounds (155 euros) for Coldplay fans. , Harry Styles or even Beyoncé.

2024-04-17 01:23:52
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