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Man Arrested For Selling Fake Ed Sheeran Tickets

Gold Coast and Brisbane women conned

Man Arrested For Selling Fake Ed Sheeran Tickets

Buyer beware!

That's the message from police after a number of Gold Coast and Brisbane women were allegedly ripped off by a man, claiming to have tickets to see Ed Sheeran at his upcoming Brisbane concert. 

A 33-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of fraud, after he allegedly contacted people on a non-authorised online ticket platform, and told them he had tickets to the gig.  

A number of people claim they transferred cash directly to the man's bank, but never got the tickets. 

All of the victims were women aged between 40 and 55. 

"This is another clear example of buyer beware. I urge entertainment ticket buyers and all buyers of online products to keep control of their purchase," said Detective Superintendent Terry Lawrence.

“Only use the official authorised sellers and their platforms. Do not move away from those platforms to buy tickets or items, particularly if asked to. It is most likely you are being scammed.”

The man is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 3 April 2018, as investigations continue.