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Watch out for counterfeit tickets!

A BPD Warning

Beware of people scalping tickets in public places.  Use a scalper you know and trust.  The following is a warning from the Boston Police Department to watch out for counterfeit tickets int he secondary market.  Read below:

A local father of a special needs child arrived at Gillette Stadium on Sunday November 8, 2015, to enjoy a Patriot’s game with his son only to learn that the tickets he had paid hundreds of dollars for were counterfeit. The man had purchased the tickets through a connection made on Craigslist. Over the weekend, family members of the victim found the same person online offering to sell tickets and contacted detectives assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) to coordinate a meeting. On Saturday November 21, 2015, detectives met the suspect, Shamorie Washington, 21, of New York City, at South Station and agreed to purchase four tickets from him for $700. Investigators confirmed that the tickets were fake and placed the suspect in custody without incident. The suspect was positively identified by the victim and has since been linked to additional incidents of fraudulent sales.

The Boston Police would like to take this opportunity to remind fans to be wary of purchasing counterfeit tickets. Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source are taking a chance. We would like to encourage fans to only buy tickets from authorized ticket agencies. Purchasing from other sources is done at the buyer’s risk. Officers want to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to only purchase from official vendors. Purchasing via other means creates the potential for possessing either an invalid or counterfeit ticket. If any community members have information about the selling of counterfeit tickets, you are urged to contact Boston Police. Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously are reminded that the Boston Police Department is only interested in the information you provide, not who you are.

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.

Comments

  1. Michele Milan says

    Speaking of tickets in Southie; can anyone explain why business owners in South Boston cannot get a pass from receiving tickets. They are contributing to the economy of southie, but can’t park there? Really? What ass decided this?
    My brother was born and raised in South Boston, but has worked at and eventually owned Murphys Jewelry Store.
    He is a pillar of the community
    He knows everyone and everyone loves him. But some bureaucrat decided that he can own a business and pay his Boston taxes, but can’t get a business owner parking sticker?
    As it is, I cannot visit my mother who lives there, although I was born, raised, schooled and was a homeowner for many years. Its also whet6e my kids were born and raised. I will always consider Southie home.
    There must be policy changes for business owners and family visitor passes.
    I’m disappointed in the regulators and demand change.