Dolly Parton fans hit by concert ticket scam

Victims of an online ticket scam may be unable to see Dolly Parton perform in Glasgow. Tickets to the country singer’s show were being sold on www.ticketindex.com and were supposed to arrive several days before the show. When customers did not receive the tickets they went online, only to find that the phone number was out of service and the website had been closed. The tickets were being sold for around £60.

The company is being investigated as it has also failed to provide tickets to other events such as the Reading and V festivals. Officers from the fraud bureau began an investigation this June as fans who had paid for tickets were failing to receive them. Daniel Spanton, the director of the website has been arrested.

The police have been criticised by groups including the Association of Secondary Tickets Agents which has said that the response to the website was not fast enough. The Association claims that thousands of tickets had been sold on the site that never showed up to customers. A spokesperson from the group has said, “They sold thousands of tickets to numerous gigs before they were stopped. The extent of this scam dwarfs any other previous attempts at the same thing.”

A spokesperson from Strathclyde police has not confirmed if they are handling any fraud complaints, they simply stated, “If you feel you are the victim of fraud, please contact your local police force.”

Parton’s tour, ‘A Better Day’ is starting in Glasgow at the SECC and is being held to help promote her new album, also called A Better Day, which is scheduled for release later in the year. This is Parton’s first tour since 2008.