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Leafs fan out $800 in apparent playoff ticket scam

Playoff tickets across the county have been in high demand, and online scammers are taking advantage of that.

Mike Michea doled out hundreds of dollars to attend Game 6 of the Toronto Maple Leafs versus Washington Capitals first-round playoff series, which is being held at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Sunday.

Michea saw an ad for the tickets on Kijiji for gold section centre-ice seats for the game. After texting back and forth with the seller, Michea sent him $800 in exchange for two playoff tickets, but the tickets never arrived.

Police say this type of scam is common during playoff season, and advise game-seekers to be careful on how they pay for their tickets.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.