This sounds like the guy - the guy I spoke to said he relocated to Miami, former LSU grad and his dad, just deceased, was a professor in Architecture at LSU. Basically the process he described was that to go to grocery store with western union/ in this case went to minute money in Miami and that money would not be released until the FedEx guy showed me the envelope with the tickets, an authenticated letter from LSU and a parking pass and once I reviewed that I would sign a release form that he had to release the money. What happended is the money was released immediately when did the minute money transaction, he gave us fake fedex tracking number as well.
This is exactly what a guy did to me this week for Alabama tix after I posted on here ... sent me an email from
From: Josh Blair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: Sun 11/01/09 2:33 PM
i have sec gg row 29 i have 6 tickets together,i am not a ticket broker,i am a season ticket holder,please email your home and cell number with area code to go over details
Although I thought it was odd he wouldn't leave his phone number in his initial email, I still replied with my cell number to get in contact with me (obviously before ever seeing this thread). The next morning, I got a call from a "BLOCKED" number. I didn't answer, but he left a message (but didn't leave his call-back number, just said he was calling about the Bama tix and would try me later in the morning). The next time later that morning I got a call from "BLOCKED" and i answered, assuming correctly that it would be him. Sure enough, it was him ... said he was a season ticket holder, had recently been relocated to Miami, his father usually uses the tickets but had recently passed away. He was pushing to get my to buy all 6, but I told him I needed to get with my buddies to see if they gave me the go-ahead to buy the tix. He asked how quickly I could find out, and I told him it could take a few hours. He didn't give me his number or anything, just said he would call back later that afternoon.
I found the whole process akward, strange and simply "something was not right" in my mind. I've bought tickets numerous times from strangers, but this whole situation, from the very first email to the blocked number to his personality on the phone, to his accent, just seemed fishy. I knew as soon as I hung up the phone that I would not be buying from him and I wouldn't be taking his call later that afternoon. Had I known about this thread prior, I would have given him a piece of my mind as well.
I am 100% confident this is the guy others have mentioned in this thread ... and like others have said, HE IS STILL LURKING ON HERE, SO WATCH OUT!
FWIW, he has a New York/New Jersey accent and calls from a "bLocked/private" number.
This post was edited on 11/5 at 10:22 pm