Online tickets for “shows” netted scammer 350,000 euros
National Police have arrested a man for more than 1,000 scams involving selling online tickets for alleged shows
The suspect offered tickets to concerts, shows and sports events on various internet platforms and requested between 300 and 400 euros for each one of them.
As proof of trust, the detainee and the buyer electronically exchanged the image of their identity document. However, the fraudster used an image previously sent by another victim thus usurping his identity
According to the police, the detainee would have obtained an economic benefit of 350,000 euros last year and was able to scam two or three victims daily.
The investigation began after a complaint filed in Segovia. The victim said he had suffered a scam after trying to get tickets for a show via the internet. The agents initiated the corresponding investigation and detected the existence of a high number of similar complaints throughout the Spanish territory.
The investigation remains open for the purpose of detecting more victims who had not reported the scam at the time.