Originally Posted by bcrdukes
That is one of the safest ways (in my experience anyway) to go about this. I've been iffy about buying print-out tickets as the risk is high but meeting up in person at the venue seems to work. Otherwise, I will only buy print-out tickets from people I personally know or have purchased from before.
Not sure if this applies to regular Ticket Master tickets, but during the Olympics, people were canceling their tickets or selling them on the Olympic website and then sold the hard tickets that they had.
When they cancelled their tickets or sold them, the barcode on the tickets were taken off of from the system and new tickets with new barcodes were issued but the original hard tickets were never asked to be returned.
Quite a lot of people got duped this way.