FRAUD HELP DESK

THE DUTCH NATIONAL ANTI-FRAUD HOTLINE

Something fishy?
Report fraud to us between 09.00 and 17.00 Monday to Friday
25 Jul 2017
Marktplaats scammers exposed

At the weekend, six girlfriends from Zwolle helped expose two scammers operating on the leading Dutch online trading site Marktplaats. The women teamed up to devise a plan to trap the scammers.

The six had put up an ad for the purchase of tickets for next month’s Lowlands music festival on Marktplaats. A woman responded, offering them the tickets for a certain price. But the tickets turned out to be fake.

To trap the con artists, the six women put up another ad and alerted the police, who stood ready to arrest the scammers.

On Monday, the Lowlands organizers announced on Omroep Gelderland radio station that they had allocated tickets to the girlfriends, at the regular price.

Our advice
Always buy your concert or festival tickets from the organizers’ website or via TicketSwap.

Photo ©  Dan Kamminga/Flickr.com, CC BY 2.0.