Ticket Scam. The Edmonds Police Department is looking for a suspect in a ticket scam. In March, a male suspect sold tickets to the Justin Bieber concert in Seattle, through craigslist, to an Edmonds family. When the children showed up to the concert, they were informed that the tickets were fake and were not let into the concert. The father met the suspect at a Safeway in Edmonds to conduct the transaction.
The Edmonds Police Department recommends that when you consider contacting a seller (or a buyer) through online services such as craigslist take the following precautions:
· Meet the individual in a public place with plenty of people around. People have been robbed during transactions like this.
· If you are buying tickets for a concert, a game, etc. go through a reputable vendor. It may be a little more expensive, but if the price being offered seems to be too good to be true, it probably is.
Edmonds police have video of the suspect which you can see at the link below. If you know who this suspect is, please call 911 or leave your tip online at http://www.edmondswa.gov/police/anonymous-tip.html.
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IRS Scam. With income tax filings due on Monday, the IRS scam continues hot and heavy. National Public Radio recently broadcast audio of a real life scammer impersonating an IRS agent. Listen to this segment. It gives a good analysis of what is going on.
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