ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The George Strait concert in Arlington this weekend is a hot sale, and scammers are burning victims out of thousands of dollars with fake tickets.
Country legend George Strait will play his final show Saturday at AT&T Stadium with some of the biggest names in country music as special guests, and because of this momentous occasion, prices on the secondary market have skyrocketed – leaving people scrambling to find tickets wherever they can.
And with desperate people come those looking to take advantage of them – and police that are looking to bust the scammers.
Terrell Police they are looking for a woman who has scammed one person they know of with phony tickets that she is selling for thousands of dollars to the Saturday night concert.
The online ad that’s taken in victims appears to come from the same woman, she has a story about George Strait tickets she cannot use and will part with them if you meet in a public place and have cash.
Bill Willard of Forney was the first to answer the Craigslist add for the hard-to-get tickets that he said he paid $1,800 for.