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Lehigh Acres man duped by website

Posted: 10:18 PM, Feb 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-04 22:18:41-05
Man duped by 3rd party website

TONY D'ANGELO WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE PLAY MONTE' PYTHON SPAMALOT AT THE BARBARA B. MANN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER THIS FRIDAY. — Tony D'Angelo was looking forward to seeing the play Monte' Python Spamalot at the Barbara B. Mann performing arts center this Friday. He bought his tickets like many other Americans do, online.

“I'm excited, I'm buying tickets for the show, it's a fun show, but I'm not reading every detail."

And that proved to be a costly mistake for D’Angelo, he ended up accidentally buying his tickets from a 3rd party website.

“I really thought I was on the Barbara B. Mann web page."

But he accidentally ended up on the website Online City Tickets. That site sold him tickets to the show for 370 dollars.

The price he would have paid buying them through Barbara B. Mann was only 90 bucks.

“And there is a 7 dollar delivery fee, well heck I printed them myself."

Tony didn't notice the fine print that said the site isn't affiliated with Barbara B. Mann. He tried calling fora refund, but getting a hold of someone was impossible.

“To get a human being on the phone from the people who sold me the tickets, I had to pretend I was buying more tickets, otherwise everything was a recorded announcement."

When he finally got a hold of someone, he claims they told him Online City Tickets has a no refund policy. Tony wants to make sure other people don't make the same mistake he did by ending up on these third party websites.

“There is no point in being mad at them, just be careful when you shop."

4-In-Your-Corner tried reaching out to Online City TIckets for comment on what happened but we never heard back.

An employee with Barbara B. Mann told us the theater has no control over 3rd party websites that sell tickets to their events.