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Devastating Ticketmaster Scam

Angela Lukesh
Picture of Katalyne Hean holding a Ticketmaster sign that’s crossed out

Lately regarding many high-end concerts like Taylor Swift, In recent years, numerous instances of ticket scams have plagued the music industry. Taylor Swift concert tickets are no exception. Fans eagerly await the opportunity to see their favorite artist live, and scammers exploit this enthusiasm by selling fake or overpriced tickets. These fraudulent sellers often use various tactics such as creating counterfeit websites that mimic official ticket vendors or posing as legitimate individuals on social media platforms to deceive unsuspecting fans.
The consequences of falling victim to a Taylor Swift ticket scam can be devastating for fans who have spent their hard-earned money in hopes of attending her concert. Not only do they lose out financially, but they also miss out on the chance to witness a memorable performance by one of the biggest pop stars in the world. In an interview with Alicia Haynes, she stated, “I find it unfair how hardworking people spend their money thinking they can trust something but in reality everyone has to be cautious, meaning as there are people out there who want to take away your hard-earned money. I just know I would be devastated.”
To protect themselves from these scams, fans are advised to purchase tickets only through authorized sources, double-check the authenticity of websites before making any transactions, and report any suspicious activity to prevent others from falling into similar traps. This doesn’t just apply to the Taylor Swift concerts, but every concert. It takes the excitement away from fans who are excited to see their favorite artists, once they find out their money was being taken for things other than the tickets.

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Angela Lukesh, Staff Member
Hello Palisade High School students, my name is Angela and I am a junior here at Palisade. I joined the newspaper class because everyone here resembles a family. This is my second year in the Palisade Paw Post. I moved to Grand Junction three years ago from Arizona. I love traveling and have been to many places and I’ve got the chance to experience different cultures. One of the best places I have visited is Seattle Washington. I am really excited to get to know all the new team members at the Paw Post this year.
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