CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Local

Suburban Family Duped By Fake Taylor Swift Tickets Bought On Craigslist

Bill Edgar holds up a fake Taylor Swift ticket he bought on Craigslist. (Credit: CBS)

Bill Edgar holds up a fake Taylor Swift ticket he bought on Craigslist. (Credit: CBS)

Chris Martinez Chris Martinez
Chris Martinez is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago. ...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

(CBS) — Chicago Police say they’re looking into a growing number of reports of bogus tickets for big name concerts sold online.

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez spoke with a suburban family of Taylor Swift fans who say they were victims.

All Bill Edgar wanted was to give his girls a night they’d never forget.

“I thought I had enough information to make an informed decision,” said Edgar.

So when he a guy selling Taylor Swift concert tickets on craigslist he thought it was a deal.

“It was $175 a ticket, so it was $700 total,” said Edgar.

But a later search of his seats online made him think something else, as he found out they were front row.

“This is starting to sound too good to be true,” said Edgar.

Turned out he was right.

“I was really upset,” said Camille Edgar.

Subtle differences show the tickets he was sold were bogus. A side by side comparison with a legit ticket shows the print font is different, just like the size of the bar code and the letters that make up the venue code.

To call it a letdown doesn’t really cover it.

“It’s Taylor Swift! Who wouldn’t be disappointed?” said Camille.

Just as much for dad as the girls.

“I lost the money, but they lost the opportunity I think to have a really good night,” said Bill Edgar.