Police have arrested a man who they say orchestrated an online ticket scam that victimized at least 75 people across Canada and the United States. It is alleged that the suspect had placed advertisements for tickets for concerts and sports events online (read more).
A Toronto man, Coleman Ward, has also been arrested and charged after fake tickets for one of Tragically Hip’s last concerts were sold on online, Wednesday. Durham Police said a woman found a listing the band’s Toronto show on Kijiji, and met up with the seller in Scarborough to buy two tickets for the August 12 show that she later believed were fake. The sold-out show at the Air Canada Centre will be Gord Downie’s second last show in Toronto after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in May.
Read the full article at The Toronto Star.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.