What do I do as far as protecting myself and pursuing a con artist from a football ticket sales scam?

UPDATED: Sep 7, 2011

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What do I do as far as protecting myself and pursuing a con artist from a football ticket sales scam?

I purchased $26,800 worth of football season tickets for a university. These were done under 3 separate contracts with a lady in MI. Her fiancee facilitated some of it through communications with me. They did not deliver the tickets and I found out that he is being released from jail tomorrow for a larceny after spending 21 days in jail. I have sold these tickets to other people before the ticket delivery date from my sellers. I used their money to pay for their tickets.

Asked on September 7, 2011 under Criminal Law, Indiana


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Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If you have been defrauded regarding the tickets you thought you were purchasing, you need to immediately contact law enforcement about what happened giving law enforcement as much information about who took advantage of you.

You also need to advise the people that you sold these tickets to about what happened immediately so they will know what happened to the money they advanced to you for the tickets that they will never get. You should consult with an attorney that practices civil and criminal law about the situation.


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