According to 710 ESPN Radio in Seattle, several Seahawks fans have fell victim to a season ticket scam in recent weeks.
Fans purchased tickets from a Craigslist add for $200 apiece for the upcoming showdown with division rival San Francisco, only to find out the tickets were fake and someone was running a scam. Maggie Bruns spoke with the radio station about her experience:
“I took one of my guy friends with me who has season tickets. I kind of trusted he’d know if they look fake because he’s been a season ticket holder and he thought they looked fine,” Bruns says. The tickets even had the perforated edge and bar code.”
When she went to resell the tickets on Craigslist, in order to possibly upgrade to better seats for the game, she received a curious response from an interested buyer after she sent him pictures of the tickets.
“So I did (send pictures). And after doing so his response was ‘why do I have the same exact ticket?’”
It turns out this has happened to round 20 other people for the game this Sunday. Several complaints and reports have been filed with Seattle-area police and the Seahawks organization, but the lesson here is clear: be weary of what you find on Craigslist, no matter how legit it may seem.