POLICE are appealing for people to come forward after it emerged locals could have been sold scores of fake Beyonce tickets.
British Transport Police is investigating more than 100 cases of ticket fraud relating to Beyonce’s concerts at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester.
Detective Constable Mike Dermody said: “It seems that someone has been selling fake tickets to concert goers who only realise the tickets aren’t genuine when they get to the venue.
“We believe there have been more than 140 sets of fake tickets sold, though only seven victims have come forward so far.
“In most cases the tickets have sold for at least £100 each and each victim has bought at least two tickets, so we are potentially looking at a fraud worth more than £28,000.”
DC Dermody said the sales had been done online with the buyers arranging to meet someone in person to pick up the tickets.
He added: “I believe the victims of this fraudster will be spread far and wide as people travel from all over the UK to see Beyonce.
“I am appealing to anyone who has been sold fake tickets, but has not yet spoken to police to come forward."
If you have any information about the fraudulent tickets please call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40. In all calls please quote BTP log NWA/B5 of 28/2/14.