Scammer Sends Hayward Couple ‘Go Ravens’ Note In Place Of $5,900 Super Bowl Tickets
HAYWARD (CBS SF) – An East Bay couple is out nearly $6,000 after falling victim to a scammer offering fake tickets to the Super Bowl.
The Osgood family found four seats for sale on Craigslist through an individual claiming to be a Baltimore Ravens season ticketholder. The cost seemed fair – $5,900, about double the original price.
After talking the deal out through text and email messages, the couple wired the funds cross country. When the package arrived from the seller, all it contained was a printed note that said “”Enjoy the game!!!! Go Ravens!!! LOL.”
“I’m just sick — like, physically sick,” said Sharon Osgood told the San Jose Mercury News. “All over the envelope it says ‘go Ravens’ — even on the FedEx label.”
What made the scam particularly noteworthy is that the scammer took the time to send the phony envelope and even included a return address.
The Osgoods, 49er season ticket holders, said they reported the crime to police Monday, but the online add has been pulled.
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