Monday | Nov 6 2017
By Micaela Cummings
It’s a theatre goer's worst nightmare: you've just scored tickets to that show you've been dying to see. After excitedly taking a ticket selfie, you post the picture of your tickets on social media. You think you’re ready for your show, but when you get to the doors you’re turned away because someone stole your tickets using the picture you posted online.
Don’t let this happen to you — stop counterfeiters by following one simple rule when sharing pics of your tix online: Cover the Code. On your paper or mobile ticket there is a one-of-a-kind barcode and if anyone acquires it they can make duplicate tickets to use or sell that render your tickets worthless.
Don’t post pics of your tickets online with the barcode showing before the event happens. This includes paper tickets and mobile tickets. If you see family or friends sharing tickets online, please ask them to kindly #CoverTheCode.
Avoid taking screenshots that expose personal information like your first and last name, address, or credit card, especially during your checkout and confirmation experience on Ticketmaster.
Only buy tickets from official sources. There are many ticket re-sellers and secondary markets for tickets. For the best seats and to eliminate the risk of fraud, get tickets through the Hollywood Pantages Box Office, HollywoodPantages.com or Ticketmaster. Purchasing tickets from any other seller runs a high risk of receiving fraudulent tickets.