The West Fargo Police Department has received two reported cases of fraud this week related to the purchase of Jason Aldean concert tickets.
In both cases, the victims arranged to purchase tickets from a private seller through an online site. The victims were promised copies of the tickets after providing payment through an online payment system. After providing payment, the tickets were not provided and the victims were blocked from contacting the seller. In these cases, the seller utilized reputable payment sources and, in one case, promised delivery through a recognizable ticket vendor making it difficult to detect the scam.
The West Fargo Police Department recommends only buying tickets from official sources or the venue’s box office. If you do buy from a private seller, do not provide payment until you have inspected the tickets in person for authenticity. When meeting to inspect the tickets and provide payment, choose a public location – like the West Fargo Police Department parking lot or lobby – to ensure your safety.