If you were in search of Tragically Hip tickets this morning, chances are you were left out in the cold.
Tickets were sold out in a matter of seconds after pre-sales earlier this week were also snatched up quickly.
It’s seen as one of the hot ticket items of the year after the band announced this would be their final tour following Gord Downie’s diagnosis of terminal brain cancer.
The Better Business Bureau is warning the public about fake Hip tickets potentially making the rounds, saying if something appears too good to be true, it probably is.
The Better Business Bureau says scammers are almost certainly working on ways to scam Tragically Hip fans desperate to see them one last time.
Evan Kelly with the BBB says frustrated fans want to be careful when dealing with scalpers, resale sites, and private sellers.
“So if someone’s offering a lowball price for unbelievable tickets, if it’s too good to be true – it is. And a lot of these scammers are just going to get you online through like a Craigslist ad. They’re going to want you to wire money through Western Union. Don’t do it, never send money to people you don’t know. If you’re buying a ticket privately, or anything for that matter, you want to meet in a public place, you want to bring a friend.”
Kelly suggests meeting on the steps of Vancouver Police headquarters on Cambie street.
He says its important to examine the tickets for any discrepancy before you buy, and if a seller won’t give you his or her contact information – then walk away.
Gotta love BC. Two things in highest demand -- aside from housing -- are campsite bookings and tickets to the #TragicallyHip .— Jonathan Fowlie (@jonathanfowlie) June 3, 2016