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A huge circulation of Fake tickets occurred at Muse's gig at the RAH in 2008: Many were left (including me) with fake/counterfeit tickets back then as well as Oasis's UK Arena Tour later that year which also saw a high volume of fakes. I have given a safe guide due to the recent tour news about how to be safe in relation to tickets & how we can beat them & stay safe! So please bare the following all in mind in terms of buying tickets. This goes for any gig you are going to & don't be fooled by people on Ebay who have great feedback neither, trust me this can easily be incorrect as someone set up an account, fake address etc but sold many small things privately to get the good feedback. 1 individual in 2007 stole over £3,000 off people who were buying tickets for concerts/festivals that were scheduled though the truth of the matter was that he never had the tickets to begin with. Fakes circulate much more around Standing area tickets than seats, but I'm not saying seats can not be done, the best seats can also be duplicated. From experience where fakes come stuck is the hologram a genuine one to their one is different, it maybe ok in terms of shape but in terms of logo it fails. Always find/look for what an original hologram looks like from the ticket promoter. If you've been to the venue of where the gig is held or have a used stub you will see clearly the hologram is unique. Be aware that when people print E Tickets to ensure to do checks on the person you are buying from because it stops no one from reprinting. Don't be fooled by people on Ebay with great feedback, scammers do this to trick make you believe them that they are trustworthy etc Be aware of Self Printed Tickets As People Could Scam You By Printing More Than 1, Once The Barcode Has Been Scanned For That Ticket The Ticket Is Marked As Used Be Safe People The Guide Always follow this procedure when/if buying from: Gumtree 3rd Party/Touts Buying From The Forums Scarlet Mist (They Have A List Of Fraudsters On Their Site) Another ticket outlet not known to you (Official or Unofficial) Be aware when you see a site selling cheap tickets, just above face value. Sites you should be aware of that are pure scam artists: http://www.safeconcerts.com/forum/th...124&t_urn=9895 http://www.ukticketfactory.com https://www.museboxoffice.com/index.html Stub Hub do Protect The Buyer But Read The Terms And Conditions First: Ask for the email address, ticket confirmation no. & postal address, then where they purchased the tickets After acquiring that Then: Log into the site yourself where it was bought from to verify this. If still in doubt call the ticket outlet with those details, if it all checks out then they are 100% good if not then don't even consider buying them. If you are you still not 100% ask for a pic of the tickets & match the ticket order no. to it, it’s always/usually printed on the ticket with a date as well. I have obtained tickets for the Muse gigs in Ocotber & I can verify that the tickets are standard that the O2 distributes, they won't be anything fancy. Now scammers & touts will always claim to have tickets which they don't & these are their tactics. I have scanned a genuine ticket from a previous gig at the O2 & have shown you how you know it’s real! This is how, The hologram is circular & has all of the following genuine authentic, valid & secure written on it, of course you have to move it a bit to see, but it is there. Right Still With Me? This is a Fake Oasis ticket from Wembley Arena, it looks the real deal in terms of the print/paper & all that is written but the hologram is just a pure cheap silver circle, touts & scammers will always foul up here. They can't duplicate the real hologram, it will look very cheap & tatty but appear normal as it may not be noticeable. Refer to the Royal Albert Hall thread in how they did the hologram for that gig & swindled money from me & many others! http://board.muse.mu/showthread.php?t=53365 I kid you not people but there will be many fakes outs there in time, the majority will be when tickets are posted out etc! Hope this helps, I do this for all our sakes! Love Gianni