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Police warn of online Taylor Swift ticket scam

Police have received two reports of victims losing money in Facebook Marketplace transactions
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South Simcoe police are warning residents about online scams involving ticket sales for upcoming Taylor Swift concerts.

Locally, police have received two reports of victims responding to ads for Swift tickets on Facebook Marketplace.

“In each case, when e-transfer payments were made, the ‘seller’ stopped all communication. The scammer then usually blocks the victim’s account or deletes the fake account, leaving the buyer without their money or tickets,” police said in a news release.

Police offered the following safety tips: “Always try to exchange items and money in a public space. Do some research on the seller. Avoid making transactions through Interac e-Transfer as once the money has been deposited, the transaction cannot be reversed. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it’s probably a scam.”