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49'er's Fan Bamboozled On Craig's List Out Of $5,900

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  1. Double Blizz

    Double Blizz New Member Shot Dead

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    I don't condone stealing but I thought it was funny. Hope the poor bastid enjoys his bad karma.
    This was what they received for their purchase
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    [h=1]Scammed 49ers Fan Scores Super Bowl Tickets[/h][h=2]The CEO of Ticketmaster offered her free tickets when he heard her tale[/h]Sharon Osgood of Hayward and her boyfriend are heading out to the Super Bowl, despite the fact that they were scammed out of nearly $6,000 when they thought they were buying the prized football tickets on Craigslist.

    Turns out, she actually ended up a winner.
    The Mercury News, which first reported her story, said that Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard called her to offer her four free tickets and set her up with breakfast with NFL Legend Troy Aikman. A 49ers representative is giving her a pair of tickets, too, because Osgood wanted to bring her nephew's girlfriend. Her boyfriend's daughter and her nephew are also going. She has one left over for another relative.
    "I am so super excited," Osgood told NBC Bay Area on Tuesday afternoon. "I can't tell you how blessed I feel. We were crushed, and then we were elated."
    Osgood's fortune has taken a happy twist. Her tale, at first, was a sad one.
    She was scouring the Internet looking for good deals on Super Bowl tickets, so that she could see her beloved San Francisco 49ers play the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans on Sunday.
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    She found an offer on Craiglist. She said someone named "R. Thomas Pham Quan" was selling four tickets for $5,900. He told her that he was a tax attorney in Boca Raton, Fla, and a Baltimore Ravens season ticket holder. She said she texted and spoke on the phone with this person for four days, she said. She wired the money to the man's credit union, and on Monday, she received a FedEx package. But there were no Super Bowl tickets inside.

    A spokesman for the sheriff's office wasn't immediately available to confirm the details.
    But instead of tickets, Osgood was sent a picture of quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco with a message underneath that read: "Enjoy the game!!!! Go Ravens!!!
    On Tuesday, the phone number she had been using was no longer working, but she said she filed a report with the Alameda County sheriff's department late Monday night.
    But she said the person sounded so convincing and she felt she sort of "knew" him because they had so many phone and text conversations about the transaction.
    "I trusted the guy," she said.
    Craigslist warns that buyers should not wire money directly to sellers. Best practices in this online marketing world are that buyers and sellers who connect on Craigslist should meet in public places and pay in cash. Buyers and sellers on sites such as eBay should heed seller's ratings listed online, which reflect their number of successful transactions, and pay through PayPal, a secured site owned by eBay.
    Osgood was initially worried about going public with her story. But now, she's happy she decided she put a face on her saga. Not only did she score free tickets, but she said she wants to prevent others from falling prey to ticket scammers.
    "Who knows? Maybe they scammed other people too," she said. "I won't ever do this again.
     
  2. Murcielago

    Murcielago Well-Known Member

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    Not sure which is worse, the dirtbag who originally scammed the woman or the shitheels at Ticketmaster turning it into a PR opportunity for themselves.
     
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    I never would have given this women tickets. She was scammed but anyone who buys something on Craigslist deserves to be scammed. This can't happen on eBay because the buyer is protected. It was nice of Ticketmaster to give her tickets but do you think she is the only that is getting scammed this week. It happens every year. People buying counterfeit tickets or ripped off in similar fashion. Most of them will not get reimbursed.
     
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    R. Thomas Pham Quan?

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    If she had $6K to give away to a scammer I don't feel sorry for her. Now she is being rewarded for being stupid.
     
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    I hope those pigs die in a car crash
     
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    Agreed. This isn't a hard luck case. You wire shit from something you see on Craigslist, you're bound to get burnt.

    That said, those scammers need a swift kick in the jaw.
     
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    $6,000 for 4 tix really isn't a lot of monye, I think the cheapest face value ticket is $800-$900
     
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    Since when are rubes with $6000 to blow on Super Bowl tickets candidates for charity? And if they don't have a lot of money, they have zero business spending $10K on a Super Bowl weekend.
     
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    How do we know that she didn't cook this thing up and that the real scam was her turning this story into a PR hit for real Super Bowl tickets? We've seen people fake having cancer and collecting thousands of dollars. And people already are collecting thousands of dollars from fake charities for the Sandy Hook shooting. This woman was probably in on this. No way she was rich enough to have six grand to blow on tickets but stupid enough to buy them on Craigslist.
     
  11. Quite Frankly

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    She got bamboozled and flim-flammed, unequivocally right? Right?

    Mr. Quan hoodwinked that malignant, uterine fibroid emboli-ZATION right? Right? RRRRRight?
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    Why the fuck are idiots getting rewarded for being morons? :facepalm:
     
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    That's gangsta talk for SCAMMMED, riiiight?
     
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    Gangsta talk riiight HOODWINKED and led a-stay riiight
     
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    Mr. Quan BUNKO-ed that mark through Craigslist- that's internet gangster talk, right?

    I did the same thing to Joseph Courson.
     
  16. Boomer

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    If we were in public I'd rub you out, that's gangster talk for murder righhhhhht?!

    GASTROECTOMY APPENDECTOMY VASCETOMY AND PROSTATECTOMY VICTIM RIGHHHHTTTT
     
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    Nice to see someone rewarded for being an incredible moron.
     
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    http://minus.com/lb1tcq49cHwg7y
     
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    I remember when they had this competition. What a nightmare it was getting the picks out of everyone.
     
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  20. Double Blizz

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    That's one of my favorite moments of the show was that year of the football picks. Elliot Offen would have Wiggy in a near nervous breakdown every week,he threatened to sue Wiggy and he would be fightin' mad because he knew he was serious. Dumb Gary would chime in like a broad defending her man's honor too while Artie would just sit back and chuckle. Those were the good ole days..RIP shitty show [​IMG]
     

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