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AUSTRALIA Sydney Royal Easter Show falls victim to credit card ticketing scam

Police are asking people heading to the Sydney Royal Easter Show to avoid buying tickets through unofficial sellers following reports of “significant” credit card fraud.

Two men have been arrested after a suspected stolen credit card was allegedly used to buy $800 worth of coupons and vouchers for the event, police said on Sunday.


The fraudulent tickets, coupons and vouchers were then on-sold to unsuspecting buyers through online trading sites.

“Significant fraud has been picked up through advanced electronic detection systems”, the show’s chief operating officer, Darryl Jeffrey, said.

“It is important you only purchase tickets and associated products through official channels.

“These arrests and charges early in the show prove our systems are working,” Mr Jeffrey added.

Reports of the alleged scam emerged on Friday after police contacted event organisers.

Tickets that are purchased fraudulently could be voided at the event, irrespective of whether those using them are aware they are fraudulent.

“Fraudulent transactions will be identified at entry to the Sydney Royal Easter Show and you will be denied access,” Mr Jeffrey said.

The men have been released pending further inquiries.

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Henry Sapiecha