Scam artist making the rounds

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  1. Dot Com

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    Just FYI - On a few message boards on Rivals there has been a scam artist at work "selling tickets". The person asks you to pay for the tickets via Western Union (using their password payment system) but doesn't deliver.

    As always, be extremely careful when buying/selling tickets to somebody you don't know. Again, we don't endorse any users or transactions that may take place here. Do so at your own risk.
     
  2. mwfudge

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    Do you have a screen name for the person or persons who are doing this?
     
  3. PatelNole

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    Subject: Re: fsu/um
    Date: 8/28/2005 3:27:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time
    From: kellyt4menow@yahoo.com
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    To: Hemant81@aol.com
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    Sent from the Internet (Details)


    Thanks for inquiring about the tickets, they
    are still available for $175 a pair if your interested.
    Where are you located? I'm actually in
    southern california for the semseter (which is why
    were selling these this year).
    Anyhow the tickets are in hand, so
    let me know if you definitely want these and I can get
    these shipped out right away.
    I do have a ticket broker ready to
    purchase these, but id much rather get these to a real
    fan if possible. I am going out of town on Wednesday
    (going to Europe for three weeks)
    so i would need to ship these out asap.

    If we can complete this today, i can get these shipped
    via overnight delivery for Tuesday arrival.
    Or if you have any contacts in the socal area i could
    arrange to meet them for the exchange..
    As far as the exchange goes if i need to ship these,
    id like to work something out that is both quick and
    safe for the both of us. I don't nessesarly need to
    receive the funds before i ship these, so if you want
    to wait to receive the tickets before you release the
    payment id be willing to work something out, as long
    as i have some sort of recourse or could at least
    verify the funds first.
    If you want to do this you can send the funds using
    Western Union using their test question feature to put
    a password on the transfer that would need to be
    answered correctly in order to collect the funds. This
    way I can still
    verify the funds and mail the tickets..You could then
    hold off on providing me with the answer to the test
    question
    until after you receive the tickets.

    This way you're assured the tickets before
    you release the funds and I am able to verify the
    funds before I ship the tickets.
    So let me know if you have any one out here we can
    work this exchange in person through, or if we need to
    ship these out to you. I do have a few others
    interested so let me know asap if you definitely want
    these.
    Look forward to hering from you,
    Kelly

    or this email address....i have recieved this same story from 5 diffrent names and all claiming around the same story about going to england and stuff. Its crazy, sometimes she or he uses africa.... etc..but you get the point...PLEASE DONT FALL FOR THIS PERSON!
     
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    I was this close to purchasing from a user named kelly something who said he/she was in California- tried to talk me into using credit card to w. union the funds cuz he/she was goin to Europe on Wednesday. This could be the one Dot is talkin about....beware. Tickets sec 8 row 20
     
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    SCREW SCALPERS!!! TRUE FANS BLEED GARNET AND GOLD, NOT GREEN.
     
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    i fell victim to this person, lost 400 dollars, she/he also has posted on many other teams web sites. i have a message for this person, what goes around comes around.

    go noles
     
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    (4) Maimi/FSU tickets available (50 yard line) Reply

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    All 4 seats are together in section 10 row 22.
    $175 a pair.
    email kelly if interested:
    kellyt4menow@yahoo.com

    She a total Scam!
     
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    This person has been doing this scam for at least 2 years now. And he/she is all over the place. I was in touch with a guy by phone who tried to rip me off. What a piece of crap.
     
  10. WellingtonNole00

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    Can you buy and sell tickets through the Boosters?
     
  11. 39NoleDawg

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    I can't believe people are so gullible...I work in Law Enforcement and this is just crazy.
     
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    This is exactly why I don't buy tickets from online users I do not know. If I need to sell tickets I just sell them to my family members.
     
  13. TKB Nole

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    and if you don't have family then what?
     
  14. colonelburke

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    I have sold tix on here for years as things occur in life, or my parents aren't going to a game here or there. Due diligence and yes, post count matters. Just be careful, and like the old adage says, if it sounds to good to be true, it likely is.
     
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    When is the Booster Ticket Marketplace going to be available?
     
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    Fell for it. $135 for the tix. Said his dad was a former professor, but he kept the tickets because they were so good and sells them asa he can.
     
  17. Hdhoward

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    39NoleDawg: can you shoot me an e-mail at: dallashoward@bellsouth.net
     
  18. tcnoles

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    I use the E-Bay system. I'm not buying tickets from someone on Warchant who does not have at least 300 - 400 posts. I figure any Nole fan with decent seats offering through tickets and trades should have a decent post count here.


    I might miss out on some sweet seats, but I've not been swindled yet either (knock on wood).
     
  19. golfer69

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    I don't post a lot but I have been around a long time. I would never rip anyone off.
     
  20. fsu78

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    I have been on this site for years, and I never post because I just don't type very well. My wife is typing this for me now, haha. Call me old school. I have sold our season tickets successfully several times to people on Warchant, however, I have never bought any myself. That being said, we could have been ripped off if the buyer had not sent the funds at the same time we were sending the tickets. You've just got to trust people, and it's a shame that low-life scum make it difficult to do that.
     
  21. messiah

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    Or just a gold member for a while I'd imagine. Someone who has been here for a while at least.
     
  22. fsu127

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    Any season ticket holder should be able to send you a picture of the full sheet of tickets with their name and address printed at the bottom.
     

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