Mum Keady warned after Shania Twain €500 banknote scam by fraudsters – Armagh I

A Clement mother has warned others to be vigilant after she was scammed for €500 by fraudsters claiming to sell Shania Twain tickets online.

Michelle Powell was one of many people trying to get their hands on hard-to-get tickets for one of the pop legend’s two shows in Dublin next September.

With virtually all non-VIP tickets for the events sold out, Ms Powell did her best to find tickets elsewhere. That’s when she turned to Facebook.

A Belfast ‘Patricia Lee’ was selling five tickets, however, since getting information from payment app Revolut, Ms Powell realized it was a man named Mykola Shyshko with whom she had had dealings.

“This person had created a fake profile on Facebook under the name of Patricia Lee from Belfast. They said they had four – then five tickets – for sale for Shania Twain,’ Ms Powell explained.

“I asked for proof of purchase, which they sent, and then they wanted payment through Revolut.”

She added: “I sent the money and then asked for the tickets to be transferred through Ticketmaster. They messed around for about half an hour and then I started messaging them and calling them That’s when they blocked me.

Ms Powell said a friend at her workplace went on and verified the same profile.

“They tried to sell her six tickets but when she asked to meet in person they blocked her.”

Ms Powell said she got the man’s name from the Revoult report when she contacted customer service.

“I went to see them to see if there was anything they could do, which seems unlikely. They don’t object because it’s up to them to return the money themselves. Revolut has just confirmed that within half an hour of sending the money, they were transferring it directly to their bank account. Once they got it moved, they blocked me.

“It’s so disheartening to approach Christmas.

“I just want to warn others, especially around Christmas, to be careful on social media. Hopefully my misfortune will allow someone to take a little extra precaution to prevent something like this from happening. happens to him.

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