Reported today, June 7, fake tickets for George Strait’s last and final concert scheduled tonight in Dallas were listed on Craigslist. The Dallas Police Department are investigating this ticket scam that has not been a one time issue: The first victim lost about $1,800.
According to the Chron, another family lost $1,500 when they purchased four tickets on Craigslist. Apparently the alleged scammer posted that they needed to sale the tickets due to unforeseen medical emergency. But investigations appear to still be in process.
Those who have legit Strait tickets are in for a star-studded event. People Magazine reported that acts include: Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Merle Haggard, Little Big Town, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack and Chris Young.
Of course country music fans will be sad; but keeping some of the known cowboy’s albums streaming this weekend might make the idea easier to come to terms with. Strait is known as “King of Country” for making history by still holding the most platinum, gold platinum, and multi-platinum albums. With some of his greatest hits like; “Amarillo By Morning”, "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind", and “All My Exes Live In Texas”, it’s bittersweet for him to perform his last concert in Dallas, Texas. However, for those who were scammed it’s unclear if they will purchase real George Strait tickets. Unfortunately this isn’t the first time fake tickets have been sold on Craigslist.
Reported yesterday fake tickets for Bruno Mars, Moonshine Jungle tour surfaced, according to NBC. Several concertgoers fell victim to the scam, which is now under investigation with the LAPD. Although one victim who was scammed said she’s never had any issues buying tickets off of Craigslist. But when she attempted to enter the venue to see Bruno Mars the ticket handlers told her they were fake. Dakota Sal said she went through an emotional roller coaster ride when she was told. The two fake tickets cost Sal $600 -- and for nothing.
Apparently after the news report aired on TV, multiple victims called in and reported they also fell victim to giving up their greenbacks for fake Bruno Mars tickets. Just like Sal, they were also denied entering. Although, some of the victims reported the sellers offered several attempts to make the exchanges appear legitimate; like taking photos of their drivers license, or writing a receipt, but those attempts were all apart of the scam.
Ticket agencies advise people to think twice about purchasing tickets through non-conventional companies, because if it’s a legit resale, places like Stubhub will be the safest way to go. Sounds like good advice since so many people are getting duped by fake tickets being sold on Craigslist.
Today "This Cowboy Rides Away".