A number of ticket brokers have been the attempted target of fraudsters attempting to purchase event tickets in the New England area over the last few weeks. Some of the attempted ticket fraud attempts have the perpetrator using credit card information that appears to have come from previous purchases the card holder had made, possibly from Craigslist ticket purchases.
The thing that makes these attempts more serious is the fact that the perpetrators have all the correct information including the correct three digit credit security code, even when the cardholder still has the card in his possession. Some of the cardholders questioned indicated they had previ0usly bought tickets from Craigslist with their credit cards giving all their personal information, including their security code.
Most of the fraud attempts have been for major sporting events such as the Boston Bruins tickets and New England Patriots tickets and usually involve an attempt to have them emailed. The fraud unit at Preferred Seating Tickets were able to stop the sales from going through several times last week but the same guys were back trying to use another stolen credit card again today.
Fans should be aware that just because someone accepts credit card payments, that does not always mean the company is legit, and they should do some background checking first which should include a Better Business Bureau check and a search on Google for company information.