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Police: Several ripped off in Craigslist ticket scam

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Posted at 7:26 PM, Jul 31, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-31 19:26:43-04

Virginia Beach Police say someone is ripping people off selling tickets online for shows at Farm Bureau Live.

When people show up to enjoy the show, they’re turned away.

MPO Grazia Moyers with the Virginia Beach Police Department says “When they go to scan the tickets, it then shows that the ticket has already been used. Allegedly, the person is already seated, enjoying the concert while you're out there with a counterfeit ticket and now you're out of any money.”

The most recent case was last month at the Lady Antebellum concert.

According to a search warrant obtained by NewsChannel 3, the fake tickets to the concert were being sold on Craigslist Hampton Roads.

Police say once the ticket was purchased, the seller would forward the buyer a link where they could print out their own tickets.

But when the buyers got to the concert, they found out the tickets were not real.

There are at least five victims police know about, but they believe several others may have also fallen for this scam.

Police are following up on leads, and they are talking to a person of interest.

So far, no arrests have been made.

If you’ve been ripped off by this scam, please call 757-385-5000.