Police Probe Beyoncé Ticket Fraud

UK police are investigating what may be a ticket scam that reportedly cost Beyoncé fans more than £28,000.

It concerns two SJM Concerts and Live Nation-promoted shows at Manchester’s 15,000-capacity  Feb. 25-26.

British Transport Police told Sky News they are looking into more than 100 cases of ticket fraud.

“It seems someone has been selling fake tickets to concertgoers who only realise the tickets aren’t genuine when they get to the venue,” explained Detective Constable Mike Dermody. “We believe there have been more than 140 sets of fake tickets sold, though only seven victims have come forward so far.”

BTP said in most cases the victims purchased two tickets for at least £100 each.

The transactions are believed to have taken place online.

The victims were then told to meet someone in Manchester to collect their tickets.

“I believe the victims of this fraudster will be spread far and wide as people travel from all over the UK to see Beyoncé,” DC Dermody said, as he appealed to anyone who has been sold fake tickets to come forward.