Organizer piles up with revenue: music fans face an empty stage at a fake concert

On December 25, music fans from all over Germany travel to a concert in Baden-Württemberg.

Organizer piles up with revenue: music fans face an empty stage at a fake concert

On December 25, music fans from all over Germany travel to a concert in Baden-Württemberg. They are said to have paid 170 euros for the tickets. But there is no musician waiting on site, but a puzzled hall operator who is actually expecting a wedding party.

Around 300 music fans are said to have been lured by a 25-year-old to an apparently fictitious concert in Ilsfeld in the Heilbronn district of Baden-Württemberg and cheated out of their entrance fee. The young man offered the tickets for the alleged performance of a Syrian musician over the Internet and rented a hall, the police said. Cheated concert-goers had traveled to Baden-Württemberg from all over Germany, but were standing in front of an empty stage on Sunday.

"When the music fans realized that there would be no concert that evening, the 25-year-old was no longer there," the police said. According to the information, he also owed the hall rent. The officials can only say how much money he fled with when it is clear how many fans were cheated.

As reported by SWR, the 25-year-old had sold tickets at the box office for the alleged concert on the day of the event. According to the hall operator, the event was actually registered as a wedding. There is a valid contract, the 25-year-old also deposited a deposit of 1000 euros and covered everything on the day of the event like a wedding, they say.

According to SWR, the hall operator became suspicious when the alleged wedding guests showed their mobile phones at the entrance on December 25th. In addition, professional security was on site, it is said. When the hall operator asked the 25-year-old to pay the hall rent, he is said to have disappeared and never appeared again. The security service then also ran away. When asked, the visitors are said to have explained to the hall operator that it was not a wedding, but a concert. They are said to have paid 170 euros for a ticket.

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