Beware of scammers selling duplicate tickets on online classified sites
Deals can be steals in disguise
RCMP are warning people to be cautious about buying tickets to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival posted for sale on classified websites, such as Kijiji. The Mounties are investigating a case of fraud in Halifax involving tickets being resold online to this year’s annual festival.
How this scam works
A private, online seller posts an ad for tickets to the popular summer festival at a reduced cost or best offer. In the Halifax case, the seller advertised a pair of weekend $500 V.I.P. tickets for $300. Money is exchanged and the tickets are sent to the buyer electronically. However, the seller is selling the same electronic ticket multiple times.
How you should protect yourself?
The RCMP recommend asking for a copy of the seller’s identification should the tickets prove to be duplicates.