New York Ticket Scammers Sentenced For Counterfeit Ring
Two men from New York were sentenced for a counterfeit ticket scheme revolving around tickets to A-list artists’ concerts and large-scale sporting events. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 49-year-old Damon Daniels of The Bronx was sentenced to two years in prison and one of his co-defendants, 31-year-old Rahiem Watts... Read more
$2.5M In Counterfeit NBA All-Star Game Tickets, Merchandise Seized by ICE
During a six-day enforcement action leading up to the NBA All-Star Game, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents seized over 100,000 counterfeit items and tickets. The seizures took place as a part of an effort to target those in the Chicago area... Read more
Thousands of Tokyo 2020 Tickets Purchased With Fake IDs Voided
Tokyo 2020 organizers said they voided 6,900 Olympics tickets that were purchased with fraudulent identities online through the lottery earlier this year, totalling $1.6 million. “Tokyo 2020 understands that there have been large-scale purchases following the first wave of the Olympic ticket lottery applications from a large number of... Read more
Man Sentenced For Selling Counterfeit Superbowl, NCAA Tickets
A Georgia man was sentenced to more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to selling counterfeit tickets to the Super Bowl, as well as All-Star and NCAA Championship games. Eugene Smith, 45, of Lithonia, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to traffic... Read more
Fake Super Bowl LII Tickets A Potent Reminder to Shop Smart on Secondary
Consumer trust is a major issue in the secondary ticketing world, and stories like those coming out of Minneapolis related to substantial counterfeit tickets at the Super Bowl earlier this month are a big reason why. On Tuesday it was announced by law enforcement officials that 154 counterfeit tickets... Read more