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jsmoke222000
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Lake Charles
Member since Oct 2007
5406 posts

re: Got scammed by someone trolling this board...be careful
Boy oh boy, the ticket office really pisses me off sometimes. I know a few people posted a suggestion last year about before you buy tickets form someone over the internet you could get their information & call the ticket office to atleast confirm that they were a season ticket holder. Well I sent the following email to the LSU ticket office last night & this is the response I recieved this morning:

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, September 07, 2009 9:48 PM
To: Athletic Ticket Office
Subject: Ticket holder question


To whom it may concern,



I am in the process of purchasing a set of season tickets from a supposed season ticket holder for face value. I was wondering if there was any way you could verify that this gentleman is infact a season ticket holder? His information is as follows:

Name: **************
Address: ***********
Phone #: ***********
Seats: *************
Email: *************



If you could verify any of this information it would be greatly appreciated. I just want to confirm that this gentleman is infact a season ticket holder. I don't need specific information about the seats. I know alot of people get ripped off buying tickets from people they don't know every single season. I'm just trying to protect myself the best I can. Thanks so much & Geaux Tigers!

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Response:


We cannot give out or verify our season ticket holder(s) information.



We also never advise purchasing tickets through any outlet other than www.LSUSports.net, the ticket office directly, or the LSU Ticket Marketplace. These sites are the only sites LSU confirms validity for tickets.



Thank you for supporting LSU Athletics!



www.LSUsports.net



LSU Ticket Office

P.O. Box 25095

Baton Rouge , LA 70894

(225)578-2184

(800)960-8587

tickets@lsu.edu




Gee thanks for all your help!





gxlfnut
LSU Fan
BIG B R
Member since Oct 2005
2928 posts

BEWARE, BE WARNED, the craigslist scammers are back, send your money via walmart and you will get tickets,....I mean screwed


TAJSHEA
LSU Fan
DIRTY SOUTH.. :(
Member since May 2008
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WELL, DUH THAT IS JUST COMMON SENSE


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1BIGTigerFan
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Member since Jan 2007
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post date the check for two weeks after tix are to be mailed .. then, when you are given the tix, call the ticket office or go by to make sure they are legitimate tix ... if the check clears anytime before that .. this is on the bank and not you .. so, trust me, they won't cash it at all ..

This is all great advice to protect the buyer, but what about the seller. No one wants to mail the tickets and then the check bounce or something else...so it's allways going to be a tricky situation if you can't meet in person.


LSUGreg
LSU Fan
Gonzales
Member since Jan 2006
411 posts

The main thing that always concerns me when buying tickets is that even if they are legit, the seller (providing they are the actual season ticket holder) can have new tickets reprinted by LSU at any time, up until the day of the game in fact!

I always ask for the account number and call the ticket office. They can't tell you much, but I simply ask if the account is 1) legitimate, 2) is in good standing, & 3) doesn't have any reported stolen tickets. They answer those questions but always caution that the ticket holder can have their tickets reprinted, to purchase through their website (Marketplace), etc etc.

Lastly, I always meet in person but lately I pair that with having the seller invoice me via PayPal with detailed ticket info for item description, cost, quantity, etc ahead of time. Then meet where we both have access to computer, make electronic payment, and I get tickets.

There is something uncomfortable with a stranger knowing you are showing up at a place with hundreds of dollars.


LSUTiger25
LSU Fan
U Club
Member since Apr 2007
2919 posts

I've also bought tickets on here a few times and always had great success....I think its like the old saying there are bad apples everywhere


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jsmoke222000
LSU Fan
Lake Charles
Member since Oct 2007
5406 posts

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I always ask for the account number and call the ticket office. They can't tell you much, but I simply ask if the account is 1) legitimate, 2) is in good standing, & 3) doesn't have any reported stolen tickets. They answer those questions but always caution that the ticket holder can have their tickets reprinted, to purchase through their website (Marketplace), etc etc.


They will tell you this: We cannot give out or verify our season ticket holder(s) information.


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Walkertiger
Oregon Fan
Asst. to the Regional Admin
Member since Nov 2007
2338 posts

I am familiar with the link that Baconismeatcandy posted.

If you fill that out, they will forward the info the appropriate police dept. If the Admins are willing to give you the IP that was used by the scammer that would expediate things.


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ShermanTxTiger
LSU Fan
Wylie Tx
Member since Oct 2007
10159 posts

I almost had the same:

Some guy wanted to make a great deal on U of Wash tix. Wanted me to pay by Western Union when they arrived. Got cold feet. Later found it was common trend.

Bought from StubHub and paid $150.00 more for the 2 tickets but I got them and they were legit.


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ShermanTxTiger
LSU Fan
Wylie Tx
Member since Oct 2007
10159 posts

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Ditto. I live in Denver. There are 3-4 games a year I won't be able to make. And usually 1 game a year I'm looking for tickets. I generally use PayPal or meet in person if the timing works out. Haven't been burned yet.


I bought tickets to the Arky game in 06 from an Arkansas fan. Used Paypal to mail the payment. Received the tix 3 days later. Great seats but we were in the HOG fan section. FWIW those people were very decent to us.

You can usually tell if you are being scammed by the attitude of the seller. Never got taken on EBAY either.


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jsmoke222000
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Lake Charles
Member since Oct 2007
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Does anyone have any email addresses of verrified scammers? Is there a scammers list out there somewhere?


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HoustonsTiger
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Feb 2007
379 posts

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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 guy JUST called me with almost exact same story except wanted me to use the debit card isntead of Western Union for the transaction. I suggested going through ebay or an internet site while on the phone that protects us both but he refused and when I told him I wasn't comfortable he became almost rude and very hurried. Just to let everyone know that he is still out there as of Oct 6... Be careful.


jsmoke222000
LSU Fan
Lake Charles
Member since Oct 2007
5406 posts

Here ia a bill of sale for tickets:



relentlsspursuit
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
3143 posts

Craigslist add - 4 tickets to LSU UF $450. Section 643.

He wants western union type stuff. I asked him how he got the tickets he said "I got them just like everyone else. I didn't know you had 2 live next to the stadium for tickets."

He showed me a legit looking photo of the tickets...FWIW
Thoughts?


Rickety Cricket
Navy Fan
Premium Member
Member since Aug 2007
46883 posts

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4 tickets to LSU UF $450


I doubt someone would sell four tickets for that low a price


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chickimama
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Sep 2004
68 posts

OMG, I just got scammed by this guy in Miami!! I cannot believe this just happend. What am I going to do? Gave me a Fedex tracking number and everything.


TigahRag
Texas A&M Fan
Sorting Out OT BS Since 2005
Member since May 2005
132775 posts

how exactly did you know you got scammed ? did you check the tracking # ? why not use paypal ?


chickimama
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Sep 2004
68 posts

Because I didn't know any different. I was just trying to get my kid game tickets.


Golfer
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
75052 posts

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Because I didn't know any different.


The playing dumb card doesn't work here in TD land...


chickimama
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Sep 2004
68 posts

You know what??? I am a 30 y/o, single mom, and work my arse off and was trying to bring my son to the game of a lifetime. Pleaes don't pass judgement.

My intentions were honest and good. I just don't want anyone else to be out of 225 hard earned bucks because of lack of knowledge.


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