Duped from Dublin, woman buys fake Notre Dame tickets
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- A South Bend woman says she was fooled into buying tickets for the big Notre Dame vs. Navy game in Dublin, Ireland.
We are 37 days away from the big match-up and the excitement is building. One local woman wanted to be a part of it all, so she told us she headed to Craigslist to get a good deal.
Instead, she said she got taken for $1,172 and now wants everyone to be aware of the scam.
The woman already had tickets, but she wanted better ones! So, she is the first to admit she was blinded by the deal and just didn't want to pass up four tickets in the third row at the 50-yard line.
The man selling the tickets claimed to be a London businessman that couldn't go to the game. He offered to do the transaction through TNT, a legitimate European company that verifies the tickets authenticity before shipping them.
What she did not realize, until it was too late, was that the transaction never went through the company. Instead, she was given a phony confirmation number. She is a little embarrassed so she did not want us to use her name, but she wants her story out there so other Fighting Irish fans do not fall for this type of scam too.
"I thought, this is a great opportunity. Ya know, four tickets is sort of an anomaly right now because they're coming in packs of two. Four tickets, for about $1,200 (American) -- Great Deal! I thought I needed them, thought I had to have them. It was just too good to be true".
The good news is that she will still be able to take that once in a lifetime trip to Dublin to see the Irish play! In the meantime, she has filed complaints with various fraud divisions so officials are aware of the scam.