Fake Ticket Vendor Defrauds 80 Fans at Ed Sheeran Show
British-born but world-renowned pop star Ed Sheeran performed for thousands of fans in Mumbai Sunday night at Bandra- Kurla Complex. Some fans, however, were not so lucky. Mumbai Mirror reports that at a specific meeting point outside the venue, over 80 teenagers came to the realization that the man they... Read more
Louisville Basketball Refunds $419K to Season Ticket Holders Following Scandal
Staff members of several college basketball teams were arrested this fall as the result of a years-long FBI investigation into bribery and corruption, including University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich. According to the Louisville Courier Journal, the school’s athletic department returned $419,166 to season... Read more
Dallas Promoter Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
Gabriel Reed, a promoter based out of Dallas, Texas and West Hollywood, pleaded guilty earlier this week to one count of wire fraud after defrauding investors, performers, and promoters who invested in rock concerts and World Wrestling Entertainment events, according to Law Fuel. Reed, 46, operated his business for... Read more
Student Lawyer Avoids Jail Time for Selling Fake Tickets
Zainab Pervaiz, a 25 year-old student immigration lawyer and cricket player from Walsall, England, went to great lengths to con victims out of thousands of pounds in a scam that promised nonexistent tickets to huge performers like Beyoncé, Adele, and Justin Bieber, according to the Daily Mail. Pervaiz began... Read more
Broadway Producer Scams Investors for Fake Show
NY Daily News reports that Roland Scahill, 42, scammed several close friends out of over $200,000 to invest in a fabricated Broadway production. Scahill told friends that Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o would star in a show based on the life of opera singer Kathleen Battle, and that Netflix... Read more
Auburn Athletics Offers Ticket Refunds Amidst Scandal
Auburn basketball’s associate head coach Chuck Person was arrested on Tuesday among ten coaches charged with fraud and bribery following a two-year FBI investigation. AL.com reported that all season ticket holders who no longer wish to hold season tickets will receive a full refund upon request. According to federal... Read more
Craig Carton Resigns from WFAN Following Arrest
Earlier this month, news broke that New York sports-talk radio host Craig Carton had been arrested after allegedly running a Ponzi scheme of sorts involving a fraudulent ticket broker business in order to pay off gambling debts. Now, one week after his arrest, Carton has resigned from his position... Read more
Gambling Debts Drove “Boomer & Carton” Co-Host to Alleged Fraud
Extensive gambling debts drove WFAN sports talk radio personality Craig Carton – half of the popular “Boomer & Carton” program with former NFL QB Boomer Esiason – into a ticketing Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of millions, according to multiple reports. Deadspin, citing documents filed by the Securities and... Read more
NY Radio Host Craig Carton Charged in Ticket Fraud Scheme
Craig Carton, who has co-hosted a popular sports talk radio show with former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, has been arrested and charged with fraud in New York, multiple sources are reporting this morning. The FBI arrested Carton, 48, in Manhattan early this morning. He was allegedly involved in an... Read more
Former NECO CEO Nissen Pleads Not Guilty in Fraud Case
Jason Nissen has entered a not guilty plea to federal wire fraud charges in New York. Nissen stands accused of running a $70 million Ponzi scheme with premium event tickets at its core while the CEO of the National Event Ticket Company (NECO), which has since entered bankruptcy proceedings.... Read more