Taylor Swift fans are literally counting the days. The July 14, 2024in about 12 months, the most popular living artist in the world will be in concert in Italy, at San Siro, for his Eras Tour. The expectation is obviously very high and tickets for what will be the only Italian date of Taylor Swift’s tour will surely be unobtainable. And it is precisely when the tickets are unobtainable that the scammers come into play.
The most ardent fans, who have pre-registered on the official website, will be able to purchase tickets in advance starting next July 13th. But it’s not just them who are anxiously awaiting this moment. Also the bad guys could take advantage of the opportunity to launch cyber attacks against potential buyersusing social engineering techniques such as smishing, phishing and TOAD (Telephone Oriented Attack and Defense).
According to a study by Proofpoint, in 2023 there was an increase in telephone scams linked to fake concert tickets for artists famous as Justin Bieber e The Weeknd.
Taylor Swift in concert in Italy: how to avoid online ticket scams
In order not to fall into the network of scammersMatt Cooke, Cybersecurity Strategist di Proofpoint, gave us some useful tips. And since this article is aimed primarily at Taylor Swift fans, she thought it best to associate cybersecurity advice with her songs.