Man arrested for selling fake Justin Bieber tickets: Coquitlam RCMP

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The Coquitlam RCMP says a man has been arrested for selling fake Justin Bieber concert tickets.

A mother and daughter duo had spent $600 on Justin Bieber tickets they purchased from an individual on Kijiji only to find out they were fake.

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Police were notified and with the help of the mom and daughter, 38-year-old Giuseppe Farinella – who also goes by Joey or Troy – was arrested in Port Coquitlam.

We want the public to be aware of the risks when purchasing tickets from online re-sellers and to take every precaution to ensure the tickets they buy are in fact real, says Constable Jamie Phillipson in a statement.

Don’t be shy, the main detachment is open 7 days a week, why not arrange to meet the re-seller here, if nothing else, it may deter would-be fraudsters from selling ticket.

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Farinella faces a count of fraud and possessing identity documents and will appear in court on March 21.

The Coquitlam RCMP believe the mother-daughter pair aren’t the only ones who were ripped off by Farinella. If you were sold fake Justin Bieber tickets, you’re asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote police file number 2016-7605.

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