Bonita Springs woman claims she was swindled on Super Bowl tickets from eBay

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A Bonita Springs woman who paid $2,000 for two Super Bowl tickets on eBay found herself a victim instead of a spectator at the big game.

Janet Waltz, 59, of the 26000 block of Summer Greens Drive, told Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies she attempted to buy the tickets on Friday.

According to a Sheriff’s Office incident report, Waltz told deputies that she was in contact with the seller, a man, through e-mail who said he preferred PayPal payment, but there was a problem with his account. He told her in an e-mail to pay by Western Union but to send it to an eBay agent in the United Kingdom.

Waltz sent the $2,000. She received another e-mail from him saying the agent wasn’t available and to send another $2,000 to another eBay agent, also in the United Kingdom. He told her the first $2,000 would be refunded within 10 days.

She became suspicious and sent a message asking to speak to the man on the phone, but he refused and demanded the second payment be sent.

She had not received the tickets at 6:39 p.m. Friday and now cannot make contact with the man. It was not clear in the report whether she sent the additional $2,000.

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d1120 writes:

There's obviously more than one sucker born every minute.

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