#AceSecurityNews – Online ticket sales warning as Birmingham gig goers fall for spoof advert on Facebook by a fictitious seller called ‘ Surfed Arts ‘ but it was a social experiment by London Police and Action Fraud but look at how many clicked the links – Be warned don’t buy anything until you check out the source – #AceNewsDesk reports – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – Apr.07: Gig goers have been urged by West Midlands Police to be wary of unauthorised ticket sales sites after a social experiment saw more than 1,500 people fall for a spoof advert.

West Midlands Police reported that an online ticket sales warning as Birmingham gig goers fall for spoof advert that targeted social media users

Targeted Facebook users received a series of flash sales from a secondary ticket provider called ‘Surfed Arts’ offering entry to sold-out performances across the UK, including an Iron Maiden gig in Birmingham. However, ‘Surfed Arts’ was a fictitious supplier created by City of London Police and Action Fraud as part of a web test to raise awareness of sales scams. More than 1,500 people clicked through and tried to buy tickets – including 327 for the Iron Maiden show – from the fake firm before being notified it was…

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