Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Is Wade Thompson A Phoney? CTV Calgary And Calgary Police Seem To Think So. . .

Here is the full text of a Thursday June 18, 2009, CTV Calgary News report titled 'Police warn about phoney concert promoter' about Canadian scammer aka con-man Wade Thompson -

Updated: Thu Jun. 18 2009 17:43:11


A phoney concert promoter has conned some Calgary music lovers out of their cash.

Police say they started their investigation into the scheme earlier this year but in the past few days more victims have come forward.

"It certainly isn't just one person that has been a victim, it's several people and it's something we are anxiously trying to put closure to," says SSgt. Joel Matthews.

Sarah Beattie and her fiancé Michael Lacroix learned about the phoney concert promoter the hard way.

They met a promoter, who goes by the name Wade Thompson, who offered tickets to AC/DC's sold out concert in Edmonton in August.

"He had legal documents for us to sign, contract and stuff for the ticket forms and it seemed legit," says Beattie.

Beattie handed over $600 cash for four concert tickets and backstage passes. The tickets have never been delivered and Beattie's calls to Thompson have gone unanswered.

Thompson claimed to work for Rocky Mountain Tickets Company but CTV News has learned that company does not exist, neither does the GST number printed on his contracts.

The Better Business Bureau is also warning consumers about the scam. Rocky Mountain Tickets has an F rating with the BBB.

Is Wade Thompson A Crazy Fucked Up Person? An Australian Student Jennit Seems To Think So And I Tend To Concur. . .

Here is the full text of the first blog post I found about shameless Canadian scammer Wade Thompson on a blog that is dedicated solely to exposing Wade Thompson as a scammer aka fraud artist. I don't think the author Jennit will mind too much if I reproduce her words verbatim here -

Blog post title - Don't buy tickets from Wade Thompson

My friend and I have learned a very important lesson: Don't trust anyone. It's a sad reality but it's the truth.

We have come from Australia to do a semester exchange and have been staying at a hostel in Montreal for a week temporarily while we find apartments.

We met a loud guy at the hostel who seemed like the life of the party but turned out to be obnoxious and creepy. He made us feel like we were all friends and we went out and had some fun with him.

He claimed to be the "Operating Manager" of a ticket company "Hogtown Tickets". He said he normally sells corporates tickets but he would be willing to sell us cheaper tickets to hockey matches/concerts. We gave him money and he said he'd go get the tickets straight away. He came back and said he was held up and couldn't get them until the morning but gave us what seemed to be legitimate invoices with his company's details.

"We'll do breakfast... with my agent... and I'll give you guys the tickets then!" he declared.

So this morning there was no sign of him. He has our money... plus money he owes my friend that he "borrowed". After a bit of internet research, it occurs to us that he's done this before.

I feel like a total idiot for letting that happen.

I guess from now on I'll just be more careful. Don't give your money to anyone unless you know and trust them 100% and remember that there are some crazy, fucked up people out there.

...and if you ever meet this loud, obnoxious, "Wade Thompson" in Canada, please call the police. He apparently has many reports filed against him across the country.

Who Is Wade Thompson Scamming Now?

Testing, testing. . .



Three strikes you're out Wade.

"Out" in every sense of the word.

Go Google yourself Wade.

More later. . .