20 Oct

Say It Ain’t So, Joe – oh, wait, wrong Chicago baseball team

By Elizabeth Bellaver

The Chicago Cubs make the playoffs – and counterfeit playoff tickets hit the market

Chicago media have published articles recently about fake tickets to the Chicago Cubs playoff games.  The Cubs are famously searching for their first World Series win since 1908, and their fans are eager to pay some pretty hefty bucks for playoff tickets.  But many of them are now some pretty hefty bucks poorer after going to the ballpark with their excitement and their fake tickets, only to be denied admittance.

Cubs spokesman Julian Green was quoted, saying “Beware of anyone selling tickets through third party websites. If you're interested in going on the secondary market, you should try to seek out approved secondary sellers," he said. "You hate that fans who are spending their hard-earned money and are looking to witness Cubs postseason baseball at Wrigley Field have to come all the way here and find out that they were victims of fraud."

Counterfeiting isn't a victimless crime.

More about these fake tickets can be found at:  http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20151012/BLOGS04/151019971/cubs-seize-counterfeit-playoff-tickets

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-cubs-counterfeit-tickets-20151013-story.html

 

 

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