Police warn public about fraudulent tickets ahead of summer

May 25 2018, 11:40 pm

As Toronto gears up for summer and a busy concert season, police are advising the public to be cautious of fraudulent ticket scams.

Police are encouraging customers of tourist attractions, entertainment venues, special events, and other businesses which require admission tickets to only purchase tickets through official and or authorized websites of the attraction they are going to visit.

The public is also advised to not purchase discounted tickets, parking passes, and concessions through social media, as police warn they are often fraudulently obtained tickets.

According to police, when fraudulent tickets are purchased, the ticket holder will then “be held responsible for, leading to refused admission and/or being trespassed from that property.”

Anyone with information on persons selling fraudulent tickets are encouraged to call Financial Crimes Unit at 416-808-7300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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