PETERBOROUGH-The Peterborough Police Service is issuing a warning to the public after several reports have been made about fraud involving tickets to the Taylor Swift concerts.
In the past few weeks, four reports have been made about fraudulent sales of tickets for upcoming concerts according to police. The frauds have occurred through Facebook groups or Facebook Marketplace and total almost $6000. In each case, a payment was made and then the “seller” either blocks or deletes their account leaving the buyer without their money or tickets.
“Sadly, we see these types of frauds increase in relation to events such as high-profile concerts that are sold out,” says Detective Constable Ryan Black, Fraud Unit. “We ask people to be extra cautious, especially if a sale or offer seems too good to be true.”
The Peterborough Police Fraud Unit also reminds people to be extra cautious about purchasing items through online means such as Facebook, Kijiji, etc. Always try to exchange items and money in a public space and never meet anybody alone.
If you are the victim of a fraud you can report it to Peterborough Police through 9-1-1 (if it is an emergency situation), the non-emergency line 705-876-1122 or the online reporting portal https://www.peterboroughpolice.com/en/report/report.aspx