Drake fans have been warned to steer clear of fake tickets selling online for his gigs this weekend at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver Police Department say last minute tickets found on sites like Craiglist are usually fraudulent.
“When you purchase one of these tickets, it will not work. It will be scanned by staff either at BC Place or Roger’s Arena or whatever venue you are at. It will not work, you will not be permitted entry and no matter how much you beg and plead to be allowed to get into the concert, they will not let you in,” says Sergeant Brian Montague.
Those who fall victim to ticket scams will often find themselves out of pocket by hundreds of dollars.
“In almost every case, the person who buys this ticket doesn’t know it’s fake until they get to the door. The police are brought into the picture often days after the crime actually takes place, so it becomes a real challenge for us. And even when we do make arrests, you’re still out your money as the person who purchased that ticket.”
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He says it’s not worth taking the risk.
Montague says that criminals cashing on the hype often sell tickets for hundreds of dollars.