CHESHIRE West and Chester Council is backing the Office of Fair Trading Just Tick It campaign warning consumers about fraudulent ticket websites.
Supported by a host of celebrities, the campaign coincides with new research which reveals that 20% of people know someone who has been scammed by bogus ticket sites.
Music stars including Kate Nash, Dave Rowntree from Blur, Fightstar and England Rugby captain Steve Borthwick are backing the campaign to help raise awareness of the issue and to help protect their fans.
Cheshire West and Chester Council and the OFT are encouraging event-goers to take simple steps to help ensure they are not scammed when buying tickets online.
Mike Haley from the Office of Fair Trading, said: “The Just Tick It campaign gives ticket buyers the valuable advice they need to help protect themselves from ticket scammers when buying online.
“Consumers can avoid falling victim in the first place by following our clear and simple advice on how to spot a scam site.”
For more information about scam ticket websites and how to protect yourself visit www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/ticketscams