For those who would like the summarized version. A Vancouver man seeks Craigslist in search of Pink concert tickets for his wife and himself but gets scammed out of $400 with fake tickets. FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS! Being scammed that much is bad enough, but if he was on a student budget that’s one too many dollars which could be better spent on morning coffees and after-class beers. Not worth the risk. The scammer had obviously put in adequate effort in tricking prospective buyers, Global News quotes the man, “I’ve been to hundreds of concerts, and they looked completely legitimate,”
“I don’t usually buy tickets on craigslist; I go to a ton of concerts so I am kind of embarrassed this happened to me.”
These situations don’t just stop at concert tickets. Things like junky vehicles, falsely advertised things, stolen goods, and counterfeit items are being bought and sold on the daily. With no real way to achieve a truly transparent experience with the seller there’s always an inherent risk dealing with craigslist. Students out there, be smart and be careful with your classifieds purchases!