Public Safety Alert,
Broadcast time: 09:00
Friday, May 25, 2018
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of ticket fraud within Toronto and the Greater Toronto area.
As the summer approaches the Toronto Police Service would like to advise customers of tourist attractions, entertainment venues, special events and other businesses which require admission tickets to:
- only purchase tickets through official and/or authorized websites of the attraction you are going to visit
- do not purchase discounted tickets through individual persons through social media
- do not purchase parking passes and concessions through individual persons through social media
Discounted tickets, parking passes, concessions purchased through individual persons on social media are often fraudulently obtained tickets, which the ticket holder will then be held responsible for, leading to refused admission and/or being trespassed from that property.
Anyone with information on persons selling fraudulent tickets are encouraged to call Financial Crimes Unit at 416-808-7300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Rick Ramjattan, Financial Crimes Unit