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Last updated on Saturday, October 19, 2013
(INDIANAPOLIS) - A man who had hoped to attend Sunday’s big Colts-Broncos matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium says he was scammed out of $1000 after buying four fake tickets off of Craigslist.
Anne Kelly, of RTV6 reports that Josh Silcox said the man who posted the offer on Craigslist seemed to have legitimate intentions for selling the highly sought after tickets.
Silcox says he met the man in person and he and the tickets looked legit.
Tickets to the sold-out Colts-Broncos game have been selling on authorized third-party websites for $175 to $1,000. Silcox said the $250 per ticket "deal" he found on Craigslist didn't seem too good to be true.
Silcox says the tickets had the Colts logo on the right side, had the perforated line and even the police were fooled at first.
A few hours later, Silcox said he compared his tickets with ones that his friend had purchased. It was then that he realized that he had been scammed. What's worse is the fact that Silcox had planned to attend the game with his father who had planned to fly in from Phoenix for the game.
After turning to police for help, Silcox said he was told there are so many fake tickets going around they aren't capable of investigating each and every claim.
Police warned anyone looking to score Colts tickets online to only buy from reputable, authorized third-party sellers like StubHub or Fanfare.
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