Suspicious Burning Man scam targets Fyre Festival ticket buyers

Ticket buyers from last year’s are being targeted by a suspicious ticketing scam that claims to be selling “pre-sale tickets” to Burning Man for $350.

Staying true to the festival’s counterculture and sponsorship free ethos, the desert festival has never used second-party ticket sellers. Official Burning Man organizers have a clear and simple message for anyone receiving this fer… don’t be fooled!

communications manager Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley has responded to the reports this scam in the following statement: “Burning Man has not started selling tickets yet. We warn people extensively to only buy tickets directly from Burning Man or from trusted sources. This isn't fraud directed at us, but rather at the individuals who are duped into purchasing the ‘tickets.’”

reports that a company called NYC: VIP Access run by a man by the name Frank Tribble is the one spearheading this swindle. One interested party that followed up on the scam to purchase six wristbands for the festival, received the following “contract” from Tribble (pictured below).

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