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Last updated: Tue. Aug. 05, 2014 - 05:01 pm EDT

Buying ZZ Top tickets online? Beware of scalper websites

Parks department says to be safe, order through their website.

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Beware if you are buying tickets online for the Oct. 8 ZZ Top concert at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre.

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department has been contacted by several patrons who have unintentionally entered online ticket scalping sites to purchase ZZ Top tickets. Often the ticket prices on the scalper sites are much higher than the Parks and Recreation Department tickets, which sell from $49 to $99.

Most of the problems have occurred when a patron searches the Internet for "ZZ Top tickets" or for "Foellinger Theatre." The ticket scalping sites look authentic because the words “Foellinger Theatre” are included in the URL and are also displayed on the home page of the site. Most of these scalping sites have a McAfee Secure Site logo, which further confuses the ticket buyer.

To guard against overpaying for Foellinger Theatre tickets, the parks department recommends that patrons go directly to www.fortwayneparks.org and click on “Order Your Tickets Today.” That link will lead patrons to a list of concerts with their correct ticket prices and a seating chart, as well as an option to purchase directly from the Parks & Recreation Department. Tickets also may be purchased by calling the Parks & Recreation office at 427-6000, by visiting 705 E. State Blvd. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday or by purchasing tickets from any of the three Wooden Nickel Music stores in Fort Wayne.


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