Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fake Motley Crue Tickets Sold By Scammers

akarta, Indonesia – Fake concert promoters apparently bilked Indonesian music fans out of an estimated $60,000 in ticket sales for a Motley Crue show that was never scheduled to happen. More than 1,500 people had bought tickets for $40 each by the time the scam was uncovered. But unwary fans weren’t the only ones fooled by the mock promotion. Local media outlets proved equally susceptible. An article in the Jakarta Globe, a local English-language paper, announced that the heavy metal group would play its first-ever show in Indonesia. Band members quickly responded to the rumor as word spread through social media sites. On Twitter, drummer Tommy Lee called the fake concert the work of a “shady promoter.” more 

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