Be Careful with KISS Ticket Scams!
Posted on 07/23/2011Hi there I have been a huge KISS fan since 1976 and have been to many shows over the years. I just wanted to write to get the message to other fans to be careful and aware of ticket scams. I have been trying to get good tickets for the July 26th show at Casino Rama in Orillia, Ontario Canada. The show is sold out. I saw an ad on Craigslist by someone claiming to have floor seats for this show so I made an offer to buy 2 of them. I got a response immediately that the tickets were still available and I should wire the money through Western Union and he would FedEx the tickets right away. The address he gave was in another province and I was suspicious and wrote back saying so. He responded again and attached a picture of "him" with Gene and Shannon saying he is a huge fan and would not rip someone off. I still did not believe his claim and wrote back again. To make a long story short - he began sending me nasty emails and even threatened me and knew where I lived. I did some searching and discovered this person has been scamming people this way for a long time using fake names and getting them to wire money for tickets that never arrived. He has already been caught and arrested and spent time in jail, only to be released and he's out there now doing it again! I had to make a report to the police since he made a threat via email. Lesson learned - be extremely cautious when dealing with anyone selling tickets in this manner. As it stands, the show is now only 3 days away and I still have no tickets. I'm very disapointed about having to miss the show, but at least I didn't lose my hard earned money to a con artist and wanted to warn other KISS fans about this. Laura Ontario Canada