Scammers are in full force trying to take advantage of the Broncos spirit as they take on their bitter rivals this Sunday. Now, the Aurora Police Department is issuing a warning so you don't fall for any of these alleged "deals."
In the past two days, the APD has received three reports of counterfeit Broncos tickets that were purchased online.
In one instance, the victim purchased the counterfeit tickets through a Craigslist advertisement. In another, the suspect met in person with the victim, who lost $1,200.00 in this scam, and showed a fake California driver's license with the name "Jamie" on it.
The picture on that driver's license is shown above, and the victims said the picture is of the man who sold the counterfeit tickets.
The tickets look very authentic, and appear to be from TicketMaster. But they are not.
Craiglist has some tips for you so you don't fall victim to these scammers:
- If you are going to buy tickets online ask for a copy of the sellers invoice stating the tickets have been completely paid for.
- If you are buying entire season tickets, call the team or ticket agent and speak to the person's ticket rep and verify the person has an account and has tickets.
- Pay with a cashiers check, not a personal check.
- If you pay online use services like PayPal which protects you if the tickets are found to be counterfeit.
- If you are receiving them via postal mail, get a written receipt or contact via email and only pay half up front and the other half when received.
- Track all of your communications.
Anyone having information concerning this crime is asked to please contact Aurora Police Agent S. Cox at 303-739-6060 reference case number 2015-82762 or call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).
You can also Text to: 274637 (CRIMES) then title DMCS & enter your message. The tip line is answered 24 hours a day - 7 days a week. You can remain anonymous and earn up to two thousand dollars ($2,000). Metro Denver Crime Stoppers collects information on unsolved crimes or individuals wanted by the police.