Logjam Issues Ticket Scam Warning
You know how when you Google a band and a town to find tickets and a bunch of scam sites pop up offering tickets? The scammers are getting better and better at making their sites look legit, and even savvy concert ticket buyers can get scammed from time to time. And then you have the Discussion page of the official, and sometimes unofficial, Facebook event page, where scammers are pretending to be real fans who are selling their tickets, they're just the worst. Logjam is trying to help real fans avoid getting scammed, so they've offered up some great advice that you can read in full here.
Keep in mind, the reason that Logjam only sells tickets via their website and official outlets, and limits the number each buyer can purchase, is to avoid bulk buying by scammers. Something important to know from Logjam's message: "Please be aware that there is also the potential for the original purchaser to distribute more than one copy of the same barcode. We have also seen instances of tickets sold on a number of resale sites that are photoshopped with the name of the intended show above a former event’s barcode. In this case, the ticket appeared legitimate, complete with Logjam branding and formatting."
Which reminds me, when you are actually selling legit tickets, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT post your bar code online, whether you have an at-home printed ticket, a hard ticket from the Top Hat, or a screen shot of your purchase, do not post your bar code online. Anyone can print and use it at the door.
It's easy to get scammed, check out Logjam's warning letter to patrons here. Happy concerting!