Vancouver, BC – It's a scam that isn't going away. Dozens of Maroon 5 fans were duped with fake tickets as they tried to get in to see their favourite band at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday, March 29th. Most of the fake tickets, some costing as much as 200 dollars each, were purchased from ads posted on Craigslist.
“Scammers are getting very good at duplicating tickets,” says Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor for BBB BC. “It’s getting harder and harder to tell the difference between the real ones and those that are fake. The concert goer’s only find out their tickets are fake when they try and get into the venue for the show. BBB will always advise buying tickets through reputable brokers or at the venue itself.”
BBB has some tips to help you avoid getting scammed:
Media Contacts: Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor BBB Serving Mainland BC 604-488-8702 email@example.com 404-788 Beatty Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2M1
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses and brands they can trust. In 2014, people turned to BBB more than 165 million times for BBB Business Reviews, all available for free at bbb.org. BBB Serving Mainland B.C., founded in 1939 and serving the Lower Mainland, Thompson-Okanagan, Northern, Central and Southern Interior BC, and the Yukon, is one of 112 local, independent BBBs across North America. In 2014, consumers turned to BBB Serving Mainland B.C. more than 1.8 million times for Business Reviews and processed 7,500 complaints.