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- Posted on Apr 21st 2010 10:20AM by Chris Mugan
The company behind both bashes, Festival Republic, said it closed down two bogus fan pages that claimed to offer free Reading tickets last week. Apparently, both fake sites were 'phishing' operations designed to gain personal information from users, such as email addresses.
At both of the festivals' official websites -- readingfestival.com and leedsfestival.com -- official ticket agents, partners and web pages are listed under the Tickets section. The organisers also keeping people up to date with the latest news on potential fraudsters. They have listed a vast number of unauthorised sites and agents, but warn others are constantly being set up.
In a statement released April 21, the organisers said, "Please do not register with any third party claiming to represent Reading and Leeds Festival, if you are unsure please call the information line 0207 009 3001."
Festival Republic is also urging anyone who contacted either of the 'phishing' websites that got closed down -- worldwideticketstore.com and justtheticket.uk.com -- to contact their credit card issuer immediately.
The Reading and Leeds festivals are held on August 27 - 29 and will be headlined by Blink 182, Guns N' Roses and Arcade Fire.