Live Stream Concert Scams Are Now A Thing

(Hypebot) — As music live streams grow popularity they’ve also attracted scammer seeking to profit from it.

The music live stream scams come in two forms.

Fake Events

Several Facebook pages are listing fake events and encouraging fans to hand over personal information to register. This one hijacks Universal Music Group’s name and logo.

Bogus Donation Links

Other scammers post fake donations or tip jar links on existing live streams.

When Oakland, CA musicians Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit announced a livestream, several Facebook profiles bombarded the comments section with fraudulent links.

“They were using the identical artwork I created for our actual Facebook event,” Getit told KQED. “When users clicked on the fake links,…

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