Deb Knight reveals she was tricked into paying $1200 for fake Taylor Swift tickets that looked ‘unbelievably legitimate’: ‘I felt sick to the stomach and absolutely humiliated’

Deb Knight has revealed she was fooled by a ticket scam for Taylor Swift‘s Eras Tour.

Just days out from the superstar’s Eras Tour arriving Down Under, the veteran TV presenter has revealed how she handed over $1200 to secure tickets for her daughter.

‘A really good friend, who I’ve known all my life, contacted me and said, “Do you still want Taylor Swift tickets?”‘ Knight told A Current Affair.

‘It was my daughter’s eighth birthday and getting my hands on these tickets would be the best present ever.

‘My friend put me in contact with her friend who had the tickets – or so I thought,’ she continued. 

Deb Knight has revealed she was fooled by a ticket scam for Taylor Swift ‘s Eras Tour. Pictured 

Just days out from the superstar's Eras Tour arriving Down Under, the veteran TV presenter has revealed how she handed over $1200 to secure tickets for her daughter

Just days out from the superstar’s Eras Tour arriving Down Under, the veteran TV presenter has revealed how she handed over $1200 to secure tickets for her daughter 

Deb went on to reveal she received a phone call from a friend who said her cousin was selling tickets. 

But to everyone’s ignorance, the friend’s Facebook account had been hacked.

Knight promised to pay half the cost as a bond, then pay the rest after she had seen the tickets, which she said looked ‘unbelievably legitimate’.

But there was one problem. 

‘The difference is a genuine Taylor Swift ticket in an Apple Wallet right now does not have that barcode,’ tech expert Trevor Long said.

Alarm bells started ringing when the so-called seller said the payment had not come through, but by then it was too late.

'A really good friend, who I've known all my life, contacted me and said, "Do you still want Taylor Swift tickets?"' Knight told A Current Affair

‘A really good friend, who I’ve known all my life, contacted me and said, “Do you still want Taylor Swift tickets?”‘ Knight told A Current Affair 

'It was my daughter's eighth birthday and getting my hands on these tickets would be the best present ever

‘It was my daughter’s eighth birthday and getting my hands on these tickets would be the best present ever 

Alarm bells started ringing when the so-called seller said the payment had not come through, but by then it was too late

Alarm bells started ringing when the so-called seller said the payment had not come through, but by then it was too late 

Even though Knight contacted her bank straight away, there was nothing to be done: she was $1200 lighter and had no Taylor Swift tickets. 

‘I realised I’d been scammed. I felt sick to the stomach, absolutely humiliated. I also felt embarrassed and ashamed,’ she said. 

‘I was reluctant to speak publicly about this but I think we’ve got to.

‘We have to normalise it so people feel there’s less of a stigma about it.

‘It happens to everyone, even Deb Knight – it’s disgusting, what’s happening, so something needs to be done.’

Swift will perform three concerts in Melbourne from February 16 to 18, and four in Sydney from February 23 to 26.

Swift will perform three concerts in Melbourne from February 16 to 18, and four in Sydney from February 23 to 26

Swift will perform three concerts in Melbourne from February 16 to 18, and four in Sydney from February 23 to 26



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