Bogus Tickets: Scammers Target Olympics and Big Events to Make Cash

Whenever a popular band or sports team books an event, you can bet, scammers are close behind.

“Every big show we have this happen, we have multiple people come to our box office because they could not get into our building because the tickets they bought from a scalper were no good,” said Roger Newton, the President of the BI-LO Center. He says bogus tickets are a constant problem the venue.

And on the world stage, scammers see the Olympics as the perfect platform to make cash.

Fake ticket scams like this one are popping up on sites like Facebook. It offers free seats that don’t exist. Instead the malicious link loads malware on your computer.

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