Metallica is in Toronto tonight to play a charity concert at the Opera House in support of the Daily Bread Foodbank. Tickets were nearly impossible to snatch up, but fake tickets are easier to get your hands to this and other local shows thanks to one website.
Tickets for the show were $25 for members of the Metallica fan club and $100 for the general public, but they sold out in minutes last week. The fake TheTorontoOperaHouse.com, on the other hand, is selling individual tickets for as much as $1,588. The real website is actually TheOperaHouseToronto.com.
How crafty is that? What you'll find at the fake site are basically scalper tickets that the Opera House will not honour.
Opera House general manager Athena Ellinas-Towers says the venue's been aware of the website for some time, but that when concert-goers show up to pick up their tickets, and their credit card and ID don't match a ticket they have on file (through official ticket vendors like Ticketmaster and StubHub), they're denied entry.
The fake site is selling tickets to concerts like Foxygen, The Struts and Andy Black, well into 2017.
Though there is a phone number, TheTorontoOperaHouse.com could not be reached for comment at publication time.
by via blogTO