Mum confronts LFC ticket scammer and is blown away by reply

by 24britishtvJan. 14, 2022, 3 a.m. 13
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A mum confronted a Twitter profile that had scammed her son out of money with the promise of LFC tickets.

Kate Beale, from Birkenhead, said her son and his friend had been looking for tickets to tonight's Carabao Cup game against Arsenal when they approached someone on Twitter.

The profile said they had two tickets to the game for sale and after a message exchange Kate's son and his friend, both 16, sent him £80.

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She said: "You chat to people and you trust them and take them at face value.

"And when a very official looking Liverpool email arrived we all thought it was legitimate.

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"But then when they clicked on the link for the tickets to go into their Apple Wallet it said they had been cancelled and the man on Twitter had blocked them."

Appalled that someone would crush the spirits of two teenage Liverpool fans, Kate decided to confront the scammer and was shocked at his response.

She said: "I went on Twitter and he was still there advertising these two tickets so I messaged him asking if they were still available and he said they were.

"I said I would give him minus £80 for them and he asked why so I told him because he is a scammer.

"I couldn't believe it when he replied admitting it and said he needed the money."

Screenshots of the message exchange show Kate asking him how he slept at night, she said: "You're a scammer and you have just scammed my son and his mate, two 16-year-olds may I add, out of £80.

"They were absolutely devastated. I really don't know how people like you sleep at night. Think back to when you were 16... bet you would have been heartbroken too. Bet your parents are proud of the scum bag that have brought up."

The Twitter profile responded: "I wish I can return money back. Or send ticket. But if I do that... you will report me I know."

Kate's reply said: "As if you do... Why would you do all this in the first place?"

The Twitter profile said: "Maaam... I am poor. I feed myself. No family. I am sorry. Please. I am sad now as well. I don't wish to continue."

The profile said they would send the money back but then blocked Kate.

Kate, 37, said: "We didn't report this to the police as I am not sure what they can do now. And we are in contact with the bank to get the money back.

"But I wanted to warn others about this type of scam. I think it has been a real eye-opener for my son and his friend, they are still young, and still devastated they thought they were going the match. The people who do these scams are disgusting.

"I believe the person has changed their Twitter handle now and is still trying to sell tickets to Liverpool matches. So I want others to be careful in the future."

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