Online Purchase Scam Aug 10, 2022

Scam Type

Online Purchase Scam

Business Name Used


Date Reported

Aug 10, 2022

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

This website is selling fake tickets to events. I was trying to buy a birthday present for my stepdaughter, 2 tickets to Hadestown at the Sergestrom Center. I googled the musical, the theatre and “tickets” and this website popped up. In hindsight there were some warning signs, but at the time, I had no reason to think this was a fraudulent website, it looked official. I completed the online purchase, and it said it would email the tickets. My stepdaughter received the email and started to detect that the situation was a scam, she looked into it more and confirmed that it was. In hindsight the warning signs were that the service fees on top of the ticket prices were unreasonable and also that the website had fake numbers of available tickets, to make the buyer think that there was a rush to complete the purchase, like there was only 2 seats remaining on all the different ticket prices. I later contacted my bank to close the card I used and once the purchase is posted I can request a refund.