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NFL ticket scam costs man $300



JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A man attempting to purchase NFL tickets was instead swindled out of $300, Jan. 2. He contacted police Feb. 2 after not receiving any tickets or responses from the seller.

The man found the tickets through a Craigslist post and contacted the seller to make the purchase. The seller told him that he had to transfer the agreed upon $300 through Western Union.

During the transaction, the seller sent the man photos of the tickets as proof.

The seller said that he lives in Omaha, Neb., and that the money would have to be transferred there. After transferring the money, however, the man never received the tickets, and he had trouble contacting the seller again.

The phone number provided by the seller was traced to Boulder, Colo.

The man contacted police in Omaha about the scam, and they required him to report the fraud to Johns Creek police as well to aid in the investigation.

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