A couple from California who are big San Francisco 49ers fans were desperate to get their hands on some Super Bowl tickets. They found an ad on Craigslist that listed 4 tickets for $5,900 by a Baltimore Ravens fans. According to the ad the Ravens fans could not go to the game because his wife was 8 months pregnant. After many phone conversations the Niners fans felt confident in these people, despite Craigslist posting all over there site to never wire anyone money, wired them the money.
They then received the package they though were the tickets, instead there was a note inside that read “Enjoy the game!!!! Go Ravens!!! LOL,” below a picture of Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco and the Super Bowl logo.
It’s hard to believe people still fall for this. I’ve never wired anyone money, but I imagine PayPal is easier. And probably safer too.
But despite this loss of cash the fans maintained they would still go to New Orleans and watch the game at a local bar, probably on Bourbon Street. They planned to travel in an RV.
“We pooled all our money together to do this so we can go, and then to get scammed like this, it’s just the worst feeling in the whole wide world,” Sharon Osgood told the Mercury News. “The past 24 hours have been the worst, because we just trusted this guy and we thought it was going to be OK.”
Well they’ve been bailed out by Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard. He has given the couple 6 tickets.
In a feel good story, they’re getting a happy ending. But seriously I don’t think it was deserved.
Aren’t there Make A Wish kids who would’ve loved these tickets? Why do they get tickets for making a bone headed decision to wire someone money despite warnings against doing that very thing being plastered all over Craigslist?
What do you think?