If you’re about to buy someone else’s ticket to one of our events through Discord, Instagram, Facebook, or anywhere online, please read this entire thing so you don’t get scammed. Once you’re in contact with someone that claims to have a ticket, here’s what you need to look out for.
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If they have a ticket on the DICE app, add each other as friends. You will have to exchange phone numbers, add it to your contact list, and then their name should appear under the friend section of the DICE app. Once you guys are friends, see what tickets they have under their account. And if you don’t see it, either they don’t have a ticket or they’re not sharing it. So ask them to check their settings by going to settings, privacy, and tell them to turn on bookings.
If the ticket is on Resident Advisor, it’s a little bit trickier because there’s really no way to share a ticket on the app. On RA, the only way a seller can share a ticket is by screenshotting the QR code and sending it to you. But this can still easily be faked, so you need to take some precautions.
Ask to see a confirmation email, not a screenshot. Have them forward the confirmation to your email and review it carefully. A scammer can still fake an email but this is a good first step to proving that they have a real ticket.
If this person is on Discord, are they active? Search their username and see if they’re an active user. An active user is less likely to scam you.
Ask to see their social medias like Instagram. If it’s a private account, add each other. Does the profile look real?
Do they follow other DJs and promoters in the area? Do they have mutuals? Are they tagged in photos by friends? If not, these might be red flags because a scammer will be using a fake account with fake information, and if you are the buyer don’t have social media, you’ll have a good creative
to verify them. FaceTime, call them, meet them at the venue.
Ask questions, and don’t move forward until you feel comfortable.
If they give you attitude, a sob story, or are trying to rush you into buying a ticket, be careful. They’re trying to manipulate you to sending payment before you have the opportunity to dig deeper.
Once you’re confirm everything, it’s time to send payment. Venmo and PayPal are good options because they have protection in case you feel iffy about the transaction. The seller will have to pay small fee, but this is worth it.
On Venmo make sure you check turn on for purchases before paying. On PayPal make sure you send the money as For goods and services. And if you guys can’t use Venmo or PayPal, come on, it’s 2023. This stuff will save you from being scammed.
Ultimately, ask questions. Sometimes scammers are not from the area, and don’t even attend any of our events. So ask questions and if you have a feeling they’re not real, avoid them.
See you at the warehouse!
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