Mt. Pleasant Twp. man KISSes $375 goodbye in concert ticket scam
A Mt. Pleasant Township man who wanted to attend the KISS Farewell Tour concert Saturday at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh said goodbye to $375 in an online ticket scam, according to state police.
The victim, who was not identified, bought three tickets for $125 each through someone who posted a notice on Craigslist, Trooper Steven Papuga said. The seller requested that the payment be made through the third-party app Zelle rather than the authorized Ticketmaster site, Papuga said.
The victim paid through Zelle and received the tickets in his Ticketmaster account, but Papuga reported a short time later the tickets were removed from his account “because the seller of the tickets used a stolen credit card to buy the tickets.”
Ticketmaster will not reimburse the man because he did not buy the tickets through its site, Papuga said.
Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or via Twitter .