Justin Timberlake arguably has the hottest ticket in the world for his tour supporting his double disc The 20/20 Experience. His tour, The 20/20 Experience World Tour has been sold out for a while. Usually this means that ticket buyers have the option of going to ticket brokers or scalpers who sell tickets at an inflated price.
When a fan goes to a scalper it comes with a hefty price, and sometimes that has nothing to do with the green in a person’s wallet. Usually, scalpers sell physical tickets or in this day and age downloadable tickets, but sometimes there’s a rotten scalper in the bunch that will try to pull the wool over the eyes of eager fans.
Two men were arrested on Friday in Toronto for selling fake tickets to a Justin Timberlake concert. The police became alerted of the situation when they received a few complaints about fake Timberlake tickets that were purchased through a site called Kijiji.
According to The Star, investigators of this specific case conducted an investigation which lead to the arrest of two unnamed males. During the arrest the investigators were able to seize several fake tickets to the Justin Timberlake concert. For some reason, police have decided not to identify the suspects who were selling fake tickets.
Although police won’t reveal who they arrested in connection to the fake Justin Timberlake concert tickets, they will be at the concert to see if anyone else was sold fake tickets.
This isn’t the first time people have been arrested in connection with selling fake Justin Timberlake tickets. In the beginning of the month we reported that a man was arrested when he was caught on Craigslist selling counterfeit tickets for a Timberlake show in Boston TD Garden.
The 20-year-old man identified as Christian Gil was selling fake tickets to fans, and wound up incriminating himself when his first buyer was conned and decided to convince her friend to meet the seller with the police to buy a second batch of fake tickets. After Gil and the first buyer’s friend made the sale official, that’s when the police went in and arrested the man.
Gil was charged with larceny for stealing over $250. At the time he was held out on bail to the tune of $5,000.
Looking further into this matter it appears that there’s counterfeit tickets all over Craigslist with warnings from members given to those who are looking to buy tickets to the Justin Timberlake shows. Hopefully this second occurrence will deter people from purchasing tickets.