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Peterborough Police Warn Of Scam Involving Taylor Swift Tickets

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


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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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