North Van RCMP warn concert-goers of Taylor Swift ticket scam

North Vancouver RCMP is urging people to be aware, after two individuals had become victims of a scam while trying to secure talk show tickets for Taylor Swift’s impending concert in Vancouver.
One of the to-be victims responded to a Facebook Marketplace advertisement and relinquished $1,020 for passes, only to be sent an email with a wallet attach – except with no instructions as to how to redeem the tickets with Ticketmaster. Soon after, all contact with the deceiver evaporated.

The other victim forked out $1,800 for four tickets, again only to receive tickets via email without the required entry codes. Per the RCMP, similar ruses have been happening over the Lower Mainland as well as the nation.

To protect yourselve from similar stratagems, North Van Police has suggested not to channel funds online, by the means of person-to-person pools such as e-transfer, or from mysterious third parties. Also, they implored the notion, “If it looks too fantastic, it likely is” – for quick decisions may prove regrettable.

In order to carry out any particular transaction bulldozed through digital wells, RCMP has indicated a “safe area” situated outside the detachment at 147 E 14th Street in North Vancouver.

Robert Wilson author
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