Saskatchewan’s Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority says concert tickets to popular acts like Garth Brooks are in high demand – but consumers should be wary about purchasing from resellers, third-party websites and promoters.
The Consumer Protection Division of the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority has received complaints about third-party sellers advertising ticket sales before the tickets have gone on sale.
Don’t Buy Phantom Tickets
Consumers who purchase “pre-sale tickets” from “scalpers” or pre-sale websites may be subject to fraud and lose their money.
Consumers are reminded it is illegal to sell, advertise or list for sale, any tickets to an event in Saskatchewan unless the tickets are in the seller’s possession or control.
If a seller does not hold a ticket, they may not sell it.
The Ticket Sales Act and regulations have more details about advertising restrictions, pre-sales and additional rules to protect consumers.
Consumers are urged to report fraud and illegal ticket sales