Question by marie.: How to tell a fake Ticketmaster concert ticket from a real one?
Will be purchasing 2 tickets for a concert from Craigslist/Kijiji/Ebay, is there any way to tell whether or not the tickets are real prior to purchasing?
ie- if they’re fake, is there something in particular to look out for?
Answer by EightOneFive Hold the ticket up to a strong light source if you can. The white area of the ticket should turn blue. This is one of the safety measures they have put in place in the US. If you aren’t going to be there to check yourself have the person you are buying them from take a picture if possible, if they aren’t going to do it it’s a good chance they are fake.
You should also be able to tell by the card stock they are on, should be a hard stock with a very thin lamination which makes it glare.
Other then that check for the perforated part where they rip the ticket and make sure it’s there, try bending it and it should be able to bend at that point.
Hope that helps somewhat….best bet to make sure they are real is to actually hold them before you purchase them.