Police Warn The Public Of Ongoing Raptor Ticket Scams In Mississauga

 

The Peel Police have warned the public of an ongoing ticket scam targeting sports fans.

Police have received several reports from citizens who have made online arrangements to purchase Toronto Raptors tickets with unknown individuals. The citizens either prepaid online for nonexistent tickets or met with and paid cash to a seller and received fraudulent tickets.

In light of the Toronto Raptors’ current success, police warn that there may be future attempts to defraud people. They have also offered some tips to avoid such incidents:

  • Do not prepay for anything on sites such as “Kijiji”, “Let Go” & Ebay regardless of being shown images of the tickets or product.
  • If meeting the seller in person to pay cash, do not assume that the tickets are legitimate. Purchase your tickets or products from a reputable commercial seller.
  • If the purchase price appears too good to be true, it likely is.
  • Utilize the designated Peel Regional Police Buy and Sell Exchange Zones.

Anyone with information, in relation to this investigation, is asked to contact the Fraud Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3335 or Peel Crime Stoppers.

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