Deschutes Co. Fair warns of scam websites selling fake tickets: How to be safe

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The Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center is warning people to avoid scam websites claiming to sell tickets to next month’s county fair and rodeo. The fair wants to be clear there are only two places to legitimately purchase tickets.

Fair and Expo Center officials say they are receiving a number of reports from people who say they bought tickets for the fair, rodeo and upgraded concert tickets. The fake tickets were sold through a variety of websites, but the fair says those sites are not associated with the event.

The fair said it was alerted after someone bought two tickets from one of these fake sites. But when the customer went to check on his tickets, his name didn’t show up in the system.

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The only place two places to purchase real tickets to the Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo are at or at the Fairgrounds in-person, fair officials stress.

Officials also said that there have been cases of someone leaving comments in their Facebook posts, urging people in the comments to click on a link to win tickets. Do not click on those links.

The fair runs Aug. 2-6.



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