Beware of Facebook fraud involving Taylor Swift re-sale tickets: West Shore RCMP

Beware of Facebook fraud involving Taylor Swift re-sale tickets: West Shore RCMP
(Jessica Christian/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
Taylor Swift performs at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Friday, July 28, 2023.

The West Shore RCMP is warning the public after police received numerous complaints of fraud involving the re-sale of concert tickets via several Facebook community groups and Facebook Marketplace.

In a press release, RCMP said that have received at least four complaints regarding a fraud taking place on Facebook Marketplace and within local Facebook community pages.

Those who called the police said they contacted a seller who claimed to have Taylor Swift concert tickets for sale. The buyers then sent money to the seller, but did not receive the tickets.

Police believe the Facebook account advertising the tickets for sale was hacked.

Unfortunately, this fraud has multiple victims who have lost money, along with the real Facebook user whose account was hacked and their identity assumed and used to defraud people, said Cpl. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP media relations officer.

The release says that police are continuing their investigation and are asking other potential victims and anyone with information on who the suspect could be to come forward by calling West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

RCMP also wants to remind the public that there is always a risk to purchasing items privately listed for sale online, especially popular concert tickets.

Police recommend only purchasing concert tickets from verified organizations.


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