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Another victim of fake Rockies ticket scam comes forward

Posted at 10:05 PM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 09:12:29-04

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DENVER — More people say they were scammed into buying fake Rockies tickets from the same man on Craigslist who bragged to scamming dozens of Coloradans.

Chase Gibson said he bought two tickets for $300 from a seller on Craigslist. He met him at a gas station, but knew something was off.

"Once I was driving away, I was just like 'That dude was kinda sketchy,'" he said. "'Something about that guy was just not right.'"

The tickets didn’t scan, Gibson didn't have seats, and it ruined Opening Day for him.

“We missed the flyover," he said. "It's the best part of the game. It's Opening Day."

The same man also scammed Jamie Cress. She took a photo of him when her husband bought the tickets. She said he laughed at her and bragged when confronted about the fake tickets via text.

"Then he had the nerve to say he sold 40 tickets and made $5,000 off Coloradans for Opening Day," Cress said.

Gibson said the man wanted to fight when he asked for his money back.

"He was like, 'My tickets aren't fake, bro. I'll fight you,'” Gibson said. “He just tried to threaten me for calling him out.”

Jay Casillas with Denver Police said it is never safe to buy tickets on Craigslist. Instead, stick to a teams' official websites, StubHub or another reputable third-party websites or apps.

"Some of these apps have a guarantee: If you are sold fraudulent tickets, they will refund you your money or try to find you actual tickets for the event," Casillas said.