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Police investigate as Coldplay fans turned away in Montreal, duped by fake tickets


Published on August 10, 2017

MONTREAL — Many Coldplay fans in Montreal were turned away from a show on Wednesday night, the victims of an apparent fake ticket scam.

Montreal police say they received 17 complaints last night at a downtown police station near the Bell Centre.

Const. Manuel Couture says it's too early in the investigation to say whether all of the cases are linked to a single suspect.

One of the alleged victims says her ticket — seemingly the real thing — actually contained a bar code for a previous Montreal concert involving Green Day.

Eva Romano says she purchased two tickets in April after answering an advertisement on popular classified site Kijjiji.

She says after conferring with others filing complaints at the police station, those on hand believe they were duped by the same person.

Montreal police advise that when buying tickets, it's best to go through the promoter themselves.

The Canadian Press