PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police want fans still trying to grab a seat at the Linc for tomorrow to be on the lookout for scam artists.
Certainly there are still plenty of Eagles fans who are desperate to see this game, but as two brothers from Delaware County can attest, there are alleged scam artists out there who are looking to take advantage.
‘You start getting giddy. We were going to the game. We found great tickets,” Dan Itri said.
Brothers Dan and Scott of Media, Delaware County, thought they found a mom on Craigslist selling four tickets for $900. They called her and she allegedly told them her husband is a season ticket holder but that they were going to be out of town.
“We could hear kids in the background crying,” says Scott. “We’re thinking okay, usually somebody that’s going to scam you isn’t going to have a family there, you know.“
They say the woman convinced them to put $900 on these prepaid reload cards and convinced them she needed the pin number in order to put the tickets up on the NFL ticket exchange website.
But the thoughts of going to the Eagles Saturday night quickly vanished once they realized the money was gone and no one was answering the 215 phone number the woman was using.
“I physically felt ill knowing that I just had $900 stolen from me,” Dan said.
“He had his head on the table. For 15 minutes, his head was on the table,” Scott said.
The brothers say they have since flagged that posting on Craigslist and in fact it’s no longer there, but certainly they want to warn others out there still looking to buy tickets to be very, very careful.