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Discussion in 'Ticket and travel exchange' started by Ric, 4 Sep 2012.

  1. andyhinch

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    He should come in more and get used to it:)
     
  2. johnbmcr

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    paypal is good nigerian.prince@lagosbankinc.com


    check this out made me laugh


    <a class="postlink" href="http://j-walk.com/other/conf/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://j-walk.com/other/conf/</a>
     
  3. Why Always Ste

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    "Probably about jack shit" You obviously come on here often then as you got this right about my posts... Maybe you should post more with an attitude like this, you'll fit right in at The Cellar.

    As for the character assassination, a little over the top, no?
    I was asked for my opinion on a public message forum, I'm allowed to give that.
    Having been on this forum (quite actively) for a few years now I've witnessed scammers on numerous occasions ripping off people and I've become accustomed to spotting the tell tale signs of these scammers.

    You fit the profile of one of these scammers.

    1) a generic, random username
    2) a very low post count, showing signs of inactiveness
    3) a strange commitment to only ever posting about buying & selling tickets.

    if you had posted for a few years about football (what this forum is about, no?)
    and had posts showing for example your face in the Picture Thread, your username including some form of identification (like mine having my own real name) and maybe your Location including the area of where you are from or where it is you sit at the stadium then I wouldn't probably raise suspicion.

    in my view, you shouldn't even be allowed to post in this section of the forum until you have over 100 posts, and post up a picture of your Mrs legs in The Cellar.
     
  4. Prestwich_Blue

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    Don't forget posting in the Barm or Muffin thread and saying whether you're a Mancini inner or outer.

    Joking aside, can we put this to bed now. I can understand why you'd be a bit suspicious and why party16669 got a bit upset about you publicly being suspicious but just to reiterate - we recommend meeting face-to-face and not transferring any money until you've got the tickets (unless it's someone you know well) and take a dim view of touting. The Ticket Forum is a valuable tool for people wanting to sell and buy tickets but you need to be sensible.
     
  5. johnbmcr

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    great advice but still no answer to the question about how someone has got one direction tickets to sell when they don't tour here for a year and haven't even been printed yet unless its some sort of blue moon homage to Tell Me a Lie from their up all night album

    will we ever know????? does any really care lol
     
  6. Prestwich_Blue

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    I thought the tickets went on sale last week so it's not beyond the bounds of possiblity that they do exist.
     
  7. MMJourno

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm a journalist currently working on a piece about ticket scamming (specifically in the Manchester area). I'm trying to raise awareness of the issue in order to stop people from being scammed online. I'd like to do a quick interview with someone who has been the victim of ticket scamming in the past.

    If anyone is interested then please drop me a message to arrange a chat.

    Thanks
     
  8. Kakhaber Tskhadadze K.O.T.A.

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    I think you need to post your credentials first Mr Journo as the majority of the press have a habit of being two faced wankers who will tell you anything for a story.

    If you have an issue with publicly posting your credentials then alarms bells should be ringing for the majority of us.
     
  9. MMJourno

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    I write for a news website called Mancunian Matters which is based in Manchester. I'm not trying to trick anyone or make anyone look bad. My story is about ticket fraud as new research (<a class="postlink" href="http://wwww.actionfraud.police.uk/fake-tickets-cost-uk-2.7m-last-year-jun13" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://wwww.actionfraud.police.uk/fake- ... year-jun13</a>) has shown that 75% of people make first contact with fraudsters online.

    Being a Manchester-based news website I am looking at how this issue has affected people in the area.

    I'm not entirely sure how I can be two-faced on a story like this??
     

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