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Elton John Bogus Ticket Scam

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With the 5000 Sir Elton John tickets being sold out, there is currently a large demand for buying tickets. As such, obviously this raises the price of those tickets and people will obviously pay higher prices to get their hands on the tickets. This is something that was evident in Vancouver during the last NHL playoff game, game 7. $100 tickets were being resold for $1200-$1500. And some of the lower bowl tickets were going for much higher pricing as people tried to make some $$$ off reselling them at higher prices.

But others tried other ideas. People were selling fake tickets and taking advantage of the demand by scamming people. Fake yet very real looking tickets were being sold. Telling the difference between a real ticket and a fake ticket was next to impossible as they both look the same.

The traditional typical scams will be at play. Examples include wire transferring money for fake tickets or tickets that never arrive. Or just straight out purchases off people for cash which end up being for fake tickets.

So word of advice, remember that this is a prime opportunity for a scammer to take advantage. Asking for an official receipt from the arena (and verifying it) is a good idea or you might end up out some bucks.

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