A popular restaurant in downtown Victoria appears to the victim of a hoax.
10 Acres Restaurants and Farm say they are the victims of a scam and hoax after someone created a fake event on Facebook prompting an anti-lockdown pub bash at its 10 Acres Bistro location on Courtney Street.
~IMPORTANT MESSAGE~For the friends, fans & family of 10 Acres.There is a scam & hoax being passed around social media…
Posted by 10 Acres Restaurants & Farm on Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Created by a Facebook account called Top Things To Do In Vancouver, the event was created on the popular social media website last weekend and says its a chance for some COVID-19 isolation relief because “you never know when the next total shutdown” will happen.
Tickets were being sold for $20 on Eventbrite or $25 if you purchased them on the day of the event from a host named “Wooden Bill.”
“Join us for an exciting night of drinks, great music, mingling. Please note that we must observe 6 people per table. The host will facilitate group rotations so people can change tables and chat with different people,” the event page reads.
However, the restaurant’s owners took to their own Facebook page Tuesday afternoon saying the event is 100 per cent a hoax and will never happen at any of its locations.
“No event of any such type will be taking place at any of our restaurants. Ever,” said 10 Acres Restaurants and Farm, owners of 10 Acres Bistro.
They also said they have no sympathy for anyone who actually bought tickets on Eventbrite.
“To be honest, we do not have much sympathy for those who unknowingly bought tickets to this fake event. This is the last thing our community needs right now as we all struggle to make it through this stressful and difficult time,” they said.
CHEK reached out to Victoria Police Department to find out whether they are investigating but have yet to receive a response.