HSBC UK are warning people to watch out for scammers when tickets become available for Glastonbury as criminals pose as a seller and place posts on social media or even at online marketplaces.
HSBC UK is warning that once people buy the tickets for Glastonbury through a ban k transfer the criminals disappear and nothing arrives in the post.
David Callington, HSBC UK’s head of fraud said: “Scammers are devious criminals who are well versed in tuning in to these events to steal money from innocent consumers looking for tickets at a bargain price.
“But if someone tries to buy a ticket from an unofficial source, there’s a good chance they will lose their money.
“Purchase scams – where people pay for goods or services which turn out to be fake – are on the rise, with scammers preferring to scam more people with lower-value scams than specifically targeting victims for higher-value frauds.
“We have expert teams working around the clock to identify suspicious transactions, but people can also help protect themselves by taking note of fraud warnings when making payments, and keeping up to date with the latest scam warnings which are highlighted on our latest phishing and social media scams web page or through our fraud and cyber awareness app (on both Android and iOS).”