Police Arrest Man Accused of Scamming Seahawks Tickets
SEATTLE (AP) — Just before the second preseason game of the year, Seattle police nabbed a person for selling stolen Seahawks tickets, and they're warning that scams will likely continue.
KING-TV reports that most tickets on the secondary market will cost more than $250, making scams more likely.
One person who fell for a scam was Justin Stevens of Federal Way, who was hoping to attend his second-ever Seahawks game.
He was selling his tablet on the internet and was offered Seahawks tickets in exchange. He took the deal but when he called the Seahawks box office, he learned they were stolen.
The King County Sheriff's Office took over and set up another exchange with the suspect for two more tickets. Instead of getting a tablet, he ended up in handcuffs.