FIVE people were arrested for selling forged tickets for the Lady Gaga and Shakira concerts. Some 200 people were unable to attend the Lady Gaga concert held last December in Madrid concert after discovering that their tickets were not authentic.
At least 100 people reported this to the National Police. This scam alone earned the forgers €30,000. The five detainees have been charged with fraud, document falsification and criminal organization. The leader, aged 24, had the equipment at home to forge concert tickets which the other four sold via the internet and classified adverts. They also sold tickets to bullfights, which were high-quality copies of the originals, as well as university diplomas.
The gang illegally obtained the authentic paper on which the tickets were printed which included the logos of important companies. They would then purchase original tickets and carry out copies. These were paid for by the victims online, face to face or cash on delivery via courier.