With COVID-19 restrictions not what they were last summer, many people are eager to attend outdoor festivals in these warm months. As usual, scammers are finding ways to take advantage of the building excitement. This time, they are cashing in with phony tickets – and even fake events. The Better Business Bureau has some advice.

How the scam works

You see an amazing deal on tickets to a summer festival in your area, usually through a link on social media. The event promises live music, all-you-can-eat meals, craft beer or wine, or other activities.

When you click the social media link, it takes you to a professional website with fantastic pictures. You enter your credit card information to buy tickets, and you think you are all set. But before you buy, do a little research. Whether the event is nonexistent, merely…

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