0.9 min readBy Published On: November 15th, 2022Categories: News2 Comments

From BPD News:

At approximately 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Taylor Swift fans will be able to purchase tickets for upcoming tour dates at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. The Boston Police Department reminds fans to be wary of counterfeit tickets and encourages them to only acquire tickets from authorized agencies. Anyone who purchases tickets from a secondary source are taking a chance and do so at their own risk.

Officers want to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to only purchase from official vendors. Purchasing via other means creates the potential for possessing an invalid and/or counterfeit ticket.

If any community members have information about the selling of counterfeit tickets, you are urged to contact Boston Police. Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously are reminded that the Boston Police Department is only interested in the information you provide, not who you are.

2 Comments

  1. mplo November 16, 2022 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Youch!! If and when one does purchase tickets for the upcoming Taylor Swift concert, they must be careful, especially if you’re purchasing them online, on a secondary website, or wherever. Before the advent of the internet, there were people who used to engage in what’s called “scalping”, which indicates that a person selling tickets to a ballgame, a concert, or even a movie or whatever, would purchase tickets, and then sell them to anybody who was desperate to attend whatever ballgame, concert., etc. that the “scalper” was selling, for at least twice the amount of money they’d purchased these tickets for, therefore “scalping” the buyer.

    This kind of thing is now occurring a lot online, and therefore, can be a lot sneakier. I still remember looking up prices for a musical to see downtown, being sold by ticketmaster, and the prices were humongous–super expensive. It made me believe that this might not have even been ticketmaster that was selling these tickets, so if one goes onto a website and sees tickets for any concert or whatever being on sale for super-humongous prices–beware! This sounds like a form of “scalping”, only it’s being done online..

    Hope I’ve been of some help here.

  2. mplo November 16, 2022 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    I’ll also add that “scalping” used to be done on the street, prior to the internet’s coming into existence.

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