The new electronic tickets or ticketfast, etickets, etc have become the favorite of credit card thieves because of the ease of getting them from merchants and ticket brokers that do not take extreme care. Crooks have set up shop around stadiums and arenas have use stolen credit card information to order sports tickets online, then print them out immediately to be sold outside the venue. All it takes is a computer, printer, and a crook will place orders online until he gets someone to email the tickets.
The problem for the merchants is the credit card companies and banks will not always confirm card holder phone numbers so the merchant can verify everything by calling the billing telephone number. And none of them will verify email addresses so a merchant can safely send tickets by email to a customer. In most cases the crooks will have the name, billing information and even the billing phone number of the credit card holder and just hope you don’t answer the phone after they have placed an order.
The important thing for the consumer to do is to keep their credit card information up to date and maybe we should all start demanding that the banks use the email addresses they already request of us to help merchants and the cardholder combat credit card theft. Wouldn’t you want to be notified by email every time your credit card was charged to help stop the crooks?