Chicago police are issuing a warning to would-be Pearl Jam concert goers after reports of counterfeit tickets being sold online.
According to a police alert, there have been “several cases” of counterfeit tickets sold via social media sites or online classified sites: “After the victim has made the transaction they discover the tickets are counterfeit. “
A sergeant from the CPD Financial Crimes Unit tells WGN the sellers are advertising primarily through Craigslist, although there are other sites involved. In many cases the tickets are being sold on the South Side near the IIT campus. There is no evidence students there are any way involved.
The sergeant said police are also getting complaints about next month’s Lollapalooza festival.
Police advise people to only buy tickets from a reputable ticket broker or from the venue itself and to not buy tickets off the street.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Financial Crimes Unit at (312) 746-9661.