Buyer Beware: Local resident scammed in UT Football ticket purchase

Sep 16, 2022 at 10:41 am by WGNS News

Buying tickets online can be risky if you’re not purchasing the tickets from a well-known source… this was the lesson learned for one Murfreesboro resident. The victim found tickets on Facebook Marketplace to an upcoming UT Football game and made arrangements with the seller to buy the tickets, agreeing to pay for them through the Venmo financial app.

After the local woman paid $500 for the gameday tickets, the seller messaged the victim asking for another $100. The seller said the additional funds were required to “Transfer” the tickets into the victim’s name. The victim refused to pay the added fee and never received the UT tickets.


Shortly after the transaction, the sellers Facebook and Venmo accounts magically disappeared. The victim is now out $500 and police have little to go by until transaction records from Venmo are available.

Buyer beware is the message, as no suspects have been named.

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