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Police investigate fraud with tickets on Imagine Dragons concert

People purchased tickets on the Internet and during the entrance control, it appeared that the tickets were fake
14:46, 3 September 2018

Olesya Pastushenko Facebook

Hundreds of fans didn’t make it to Imagine Dragons concert which took place in Kyiv last Friday on August 31. It appeared that people bought fake tickets from the frauds on a fake website. The police opened a criminal proceeding.

The concert was quite large-scale, NSC Olimpiyskiy was full. But not all the people had an opportunity to listen to their favorite group, they had to appeal to the police instead.

People purchased tickets on the Internet and during the entrance control, it appeared that the tickets were fake.

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“There was an incident on the Imagine Dragons concert. A crowd bought tickets from a fake ticket operator. The website was made at the beginning of this year on a Ukrainian hosting, and one pays for the ticket by a credit card,” a social network user wrote.

“My daughter went to the Imagine Dragons concert, they didn’t let her in… The tickets are fake… She was dreaming and waiting for half a year, it was a birthday gift… The number of the victims is more than 1500 people only in the fan-zone,” another user informed.

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Most of the victims said they bought the tickets on e-ticket.in.ua. Some also said they purchased them on Instagram or OLX. For now, the website e-ticket.in.ua is unavailable. The average price of the ticket is $7`.

The police confirmed that the citizens, who became victims of the fraud, are massively addressing the law enforcers.

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