Limerick Taylor Swift fan left €700 worse off after ticket scam

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A LIMERICK Taylor Swift fan was left with Bad Blood after trying to purchase tickets for one of the singer’s concerts online.

The 23-year-old woman from Castletroy bought three tickets over the internet for a Taylor Swift concert, transferring the seller €700 for the tickets via a Revolut link.

Some time after, the woman became suspicious when she had not received the tickets and the seller stopped responding to her messages, according to Henry Street Garda Station’s Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Ber Leetch.

On returning to the seller’s Facebook page, the woman found that that the advertisement for the tickets had been deleted and she was left with no means of getting her money back.

Gardaí in Limerick are investigating the fraud and have issued a warning to hopeful concert goers.

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Sergeant Leetch said that people should be wary when buying things online.

“When you are buying online, only buy from reputable sites. Criminals know that Taylor Swift tickets are almost impossible to get, so they advertise these to bait somebody into parting with cash,” she said.

“It is a good idea to pause and ask yourself ‘could this be a scam?'”