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Gardai issue Garth Brooks ticket fraud warning

1 of 1 TEN's Suzanne Byrne with Garth Brooks when he announced his Croke Park return
TEN's Suzanne Byrne with Garth Brooks when he announced his Croke Park return

Garth Brooks’ fans have been warned about the dangers of buying tickets from unauthorised sources for his upcoming Croke Park concert.

The Gardai have issued a warning that tickets should only be purchased from the proper outlets, to protect against fraud and potential disappointment.

The warning comes as ticket touts have begun to exploit desperate fans who have failed to acquire tickets for Brooks’ three sold-out gigs at Dublin’s Croke Park.

250,000 tickets sold out within two hours of going on sale and some are turning up on the black market at asking prices of over €1,000. Fraudsters have also tried to sell counterfeit tickets to cash in on the huge demand for the Croke Park shows.

Gardai said a man was arrested in Galway earlier this week as part of an investigation into the sale of counterfeit concert tickets over the internet.

The man was arrested and later charged when officers stopped and searched a car in the Tuam area. A number of counterfeit tickets were recovered and mobile phones seized. 

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