Deb Knight reveals she was tricked into paying $1200 for fake Taylor Swift tickets that looked ‘unbelievably legitimate’: ‘I felt sick to the stomach and absolutely humiliated’

Deb Knight revealed she was duped by a ticket scam for Taylor Swift‘s Eras Tour.

Just days after the superstar’s Eras Tour arrived Down Under, the veteran TV presenter revealed how she handed over $1200 to secure tickets for her daughter.

“A really good friend, who I’ve known all my life, contacted me and said, ‘Do you want any more Taylor Swift tickets?'” Knight told A Current Affair.

‘It was my daughter’s eighth birthday and getting hold of these cards would be the best present ever.

“My friend put me in touch with her friend who had the tickets — or so I thought,” she continued.

Deb Knight has revealed she was duped by a ticket scam for Taylor Swift's Eras Tour.  On the photo

Deb Knight has revealed she was duped by a ticket scam for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour. On the photo

Just days after the superstar's Eras Tour arrived Down Under, the veteran TV presenter revealed how she handed over $1200 to secure tickets for her daughter

Just days after the superstar’s Eras Tour arrived Down Under, the veteran TV presenter revealed how she handed over $1200 to secure tickets for her daughter

Deb further revealed she received a phone call from a friend who said her cousin was selling tickets.

But to everyone’s ignorance, the friend’s Facebook account was hacked.

Knight promised to pay half the cost as a bond and then pay the rest after she saw the tickets, which she said looked ‘incredibly legit’.

But there was one problem.

“The difference is that a genuine Taylor Swift ticket in an Apple Wallet doesn’t have that barcode,” said tech expert Trevor Long.

Alarm bells started ringing when the so-called seller said the payment hadn’t come through, but by then it was too late.

“A really good friend, who I’ve known all my life, contacted me and said, ‘Do you want any more Taylor Swift tickets?'” Knight told A Current Affair.

'It was my daughter's eighth birthday and getting hold of these cards would be the best present ever

‘It was my daughter’s eighth birthday and getting hold of these cards would be the best present ever

Alarm bells started ringing when the so-called seller said the payment hadn't come through, but by then it was too late

Alarm bells started ringing when the so-called seller said the payment hadn’t come through, but by then it was too late

Even though Knight immediately contacted her bank, there was nothing to be done: she was $1,200 lighter and had no Taylor Swift tickets.

‘I realized I had been deceived. I felt sick to my stomach, absolutely humiliated. I also felt ashamed and embarrassed,” she said.

“I’ve been reluctant to talk about this publicly, but I think we have to.

‘We need to normalize it so people feel there is less of a stigma about it.

“It happens to everyone, even Deb Knight – it’s disgusting, what’s happening, something like this needs to be done.”

Swift will perform three concerts in Melbourne from February 16 to 18 and four in Sydney from February 23 to 26.

Swift will perform three concerts in Melbourne from February 16 to 18 and four in Sydney from February 23 to 26

Swift will perform three concerts in Melbourne from February 16 to 18 and four in Sydney from February 23 to 26