Unhappy Fans Fall Victim to Fake Coldplay Ticket Internet Scammers
Some fans who paid $200-$400 per seat on Craigslist and other sites for Coldplay's concert at the Hollywood Bowl find their tickets are fakes.
Some fans paid in the $200-$400 range on line per seat for tickets that turned out to be phonies. (IMAGE: KTLA / May 4, 2012)
Fans who found some of the tickets on Craigslist, Stubhub, eBay, and other Internet sites -- and paid in the $200-$400 range per seat for Coldplay at the Hollywood Bowl -- were stunned and disappointed to find that the tickets were phonies.
The Coldplay shows were sellouts at the Bowl, and Hollywood Bowl COO Arvinv Manocha conceded it was a very unfortunate situation. "There was nothing we could do for these unlucky people who were bilked," Manocha said. "Because it was a sellout, there were no other valid tickets to be sold to them."
The takeaway for these and other fans? Stick with the safety of Ticketmaster, and don't be drawn into "too good to be true" ticket finds on other sites on the Internet. By avoiding third-party ticket vendors, fans should be able to avoid the cold reality of fake Coldplay tickets, and fraudulent scams for other shows as well.