Reading And Leeds Festivals warning issued over scam ticket sites

Fake site owners have been asking for personal details

The organisers of the Reading And Leeds Festivals have issued a warning after becoming aware of scam websites emailing fans asking for personal details.

A message at the official websites of the festivals, Readingfestival.com and Leedsfestival.com, explained that some fans had received emails asking for information, including photocopies of credit cards and passports.

Organisers explained the sites in question included readingfestival2009.com and leedsfestival2009.com (and .net), and urged fans not to comply with the requests as the sites were “fake”.

Anyone who suspects that they have been a victim of identity theft is advised by the festival organisers to seek advice at Cifas.org.uk.

In addition a list posted up at Readingfestival.com and Leedsfestival.com showed websites which have not been supplied with official tickets for the festival.