What if your ticket is stolen and you can’t get it back?
This article will help you identify which tickets are stolen and which tickets have expired, what to do if you lose your ticket, and the best way to protect yourself.1.
Who is the ticket holder?
The ticket holder is the person who you can call if you have lost your ticket.
You may also be called if you get a call from someone claiming to be your ticket holder.2.
What is the scammer trying to pull?
The scammer is trying to get the ticket back.
If you suspect that your ticket was stolen, you may also want to investigate whether the caller has a legitimate reason to call.3.
What should I do if I lose my ticket?
If you have no idea who your ticket holders are, you can report the caller to the authorities.
If your ticket expires, call the ticket renewal service to renew your ticket or try calling the ticket office to renew it.4.
How can I protect myself from a scam?
Before reporting a scam, it is important to be aware of the scam and the possible consequences of losing your ticket(s).
You can report a scam to the Scam Detection Center, a nationwide consumer protection program that has received millions of reports of scams.
You can also report scams to the Federal Trade Commission, which can help protect you from these scams.1,2.
Who should I call if I suspect that my ticket was purchased illegally?
If you think that your tickets were purchased illegally, call 800-331-3222 or 1-800-332-5523.
Scammers are usually very cooperative.3,4.
Do I need to have a copy of my ticket to report a ticket theft?
If your ticket has expired, call 1-866-543-6333 to report your ticket theft.5.
How do I protect my personal information from being stolen?
If a scammer calls you to report stolen tickets, you need to provide personal information, such as your Social Security number, driver’s license number, and any personal identification information you may have on file.
This information can include your Social, Medicare, or Medicaid number, your address, and your mailing address.6.
What if I want to stop the theft?
The best way for you to stop a theft is to not allow it to continue.
If it continues, your personal information may be stolen.
If this happens, you should immediately contact your local law enforcement agency to report the theft to them.7.
What does a scam look like?
Scammers call to report tickets purchased illegally and ask you to provide information.
The scammer will also ask for your credit card information and verify your identity.
You should not give the scammers your personal data.
You might have to provide your name and home address to the scammer to get your information back.8.
How much money does it cost to report?
The cost to call the Scams Detection Center is $30.
You’ll need to complete a report to get a refund.9.
How long does it take to get my ticket back?
If the ticket was bought illegally, you must call 1,866-533-7777 to report it.
You will need to report to the agency within 48 hours after the ticket has been purchased.
You won’t have to wait more than two weeks for your ticket to be returned.10.
What are the rules about reporting fraud?
It is important that you report the scam to law enforcement authorities as soon as possible.
Do not hesitate to call 1 or 2-1-1 to report suspected fraud.
If a scam is not reported, law enforcement will be notified.11.
What can I do to protect myself against a scam call?
You can call the national Consumer Fraud Alert hotline, 800-521-8888, for immediate help if you believe your personal or financial information has been compromised.
You also can call 1-(800) 521-7878 to report fraudulent phone calls.