June 20, 2021
Business

BBB warning consumers to beware Austin City Limits ticket scams

Tickets for the return of the highly anticipated Austin City Limits (ACL) festival sold out in a record amount of time. On May 20, weekend tickets were available for purchase and were sold out by 3 p.m. Single-day tickets went on sale May 25 and were sold out in a matter of hours, forcing would-be attendees to search for ACL tickets on third-party sites or resell markets.

Last year, Better Business Bureau received over 200 reports on BBB Scam Tracker regarding fake ticket scams for various events. BBB and the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) are working to raise awareness and educate fans about the smartest ways to buy tickets on the secondary resale market to combat fake ticket scams:

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