So here's a tale of mixed messages and unclear lessons. Sharon Osgood, a hardcore 49ers fan who desperately wanted to follow her team to New Orleans, wired $5,900 to a seller on Craigslist offering two Super Bowl tickets. She and her boyfriend had pooled their money to get the tickets and travel to New Orleans to root on her beloved team.
You can guess where this is going. The "seller" turned out to be a scammer. When the highly-anticipated FedEx package arrived at Osgood's home on Monday, there were no tickets inside, just the message above.
Terrible story, right? Putting aside the First Law Of The Internet — Never Trust Anybody — and the constant warnings on Craigslist not to wire money, this is a shame. Six grand is a lot of money. And despite what you may think of Osgood's gullibility, the scammer did have a decently persuasive story: he was a tax attorney in Boca Raton, Fla., and a Ravens season-ticket holder whoRead More »from Fan who got scammed out of $5,900 for Super Bowl tickets ends up getting free tickets