Seahawks Fan falls victim to scam but suspect arrested

Friday, August 21, 2015

If it's too good to be true ... it's probably not true

On August 20, 2015, a Tacoma Seahawks fan traded his tablet and money for stolen Seahawks tickets in a scam perpetrated by a Seattle man. The suspect was arrested by King County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives when the suspect met them to sell more tickets.

The nineteen year old victim in this case had listed his tablet on Offerup.com. He was contacted by the suspect, a thirty-two year old man, who offered the victim Seahawks tickets in exchange for the tablet. The victim met with the suspect, who made the trade and sold him an additional ticket for $35.00.

When the victim got home, he realized that the deal may have been a little too good to be true. He called the Seahawks ticket sales and discovered that the tickets were stolen. The victim called the Sheriff’s Office, and they went to work to set up another transaction with the suspect. The suspect offered more stolen Seahawks tickets to a detective which led to the suspect’s arrest. 

People looking to purchase tickets should shop on reputable third-party ticket exchanges, get them from friends, or just shop at the official Seahawks ticket retailer to avoid becoming a victim in a similar scam.



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