Turtleboy Investigates

Scam Patriots Fan Page Pretending To Raffle Off $450 Patriots-Vikings Tickets, Gift Cards, Free Booze, But They Have No Tickets And It’s A Con To Get You To Buy Their T-Shirts

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Editor’s Note – if you are going to the game on Sunday send us a picture of the people in section 125, row 8. We’d love to prove once and for all that this whole thing is a scam. 

Back in August we called out a scam being run on a Facebook page called New England Patriots Nation, which pretends to be some sort of official Patriots fan page. They currently have 122,000 followers and gain more by pretending to give away expensive tickets and gift cards to people who tag friends, share, posts, and buy their crappy t-shirts, by promising them entries in their non-existent raffle for non-existent season tickets and much more.

This is the generic t-shirt you get 12 entries for buying.

As you can see they get thousands of new followers because it appears in your feed when your friends comment on it or tag you. This is Greg Bates 101 shit. It’s an age old tactic that page administrators use to bring cheap traffic to their page. And probably hundreds of people buy their shirts, because they’re conned into believing it’s an official Patriots page. But when they announce who the winner is it’s always a generic, common name, that no one can look up. Like Lisa Anderson from Boston.

You would think they’d take a picture of Lisa, since she just won such a big prize. But Lisa isn’t real, and they’re just doing this to try to get people off the scent that they have no tickets.

Go ahead and look at their page. The August 23 and August 20 posts giving away tickets are gone. Since then they’ve posted some pictures every once in a while, but besides that they do nothing until another ticket giveaway. In reality, who would give away four season tickets five rows from the field that you could sell for over $20,000? People don’t give away season tickets when they have to wait over 10 years in line just to get them in the first place.

It’s weird that a “fan page” would go completely silent for months during the middle of the Patriots season. But they must not be selling enough t-shirts lately so they re-emerged this week with another ticket giveaway to the Vikings game. Look what section they’re in:

Section 125, Row 8. They sure do have a lot of tickets in section 125 don’t they?

This time it’s three rows back. They must own the entire section. What are the odds?

Those seats currently are retailing at over $400 in row 11 of section 125.

Notice how they don’t give you the exact seat number. They know that the person who actually owns those seats might see their post and call them out on their fraud. Notice how the tickets conveniently cut off before you can see the seat numbers, but you can see the section. And once again you get free booze and parking passes. Lisa Anderson is gonna have great time on Sunday.

The post had its desired effect. Look at all the comments, likes, and shares.

They incentivize you to buy t-shirts by promising 12 entries instead of 1-5 if you buy this hideous t-shirt linked in the post:

No one would ever buy that shirt on their own. They only buy it because they think it increases their chances of winning a ticket package valued at over $1,000. This is the definition of fraud, and it’s a crime. In reality they just used some website that prints out shirts on demand and they get a cut of it. They’re smart enough not to use the Pats logo for trademark infringement, even though the team that beat us twice in the Super Bowl also wears red, white, and blue.

Whoever is behind this page should be arrested, but if Facebook insists on being a publisher rather than a platform then they are the ones breaking the law by allowing this to stay up on their page.

Here’s what you should do:

  1. Spam the shit out of their page with this blog. Post it multiple times in the comments if necessary so people see it and we start spreading awareness. Watch how many of you get blocked.
  2. Email tickets@patriots.com to report an independent party alleging to give away non-existent Patriots tickets and conning people into buying Patriots gear from a non-affiliated vendor.
  3. Mass report the Facebook page by choosing “give feedback on this post” and then clicking whatever you feel is most likely to get it taken down. We went with spam this time, but we’ll report it a few more times. Normally we’re anti-reporting, but this isn’t speech, it’s outright fraud.

9 Comment(s)
  • Fuck that cuckold kraft and his boyfriend john henry
    December 2, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    I think I’ve watched one pats game all year to date, it was a sunday or monday night game. I can’t remember. I 86’d comcast and their $240/month bill and am relegated to $40/month internet and $30/month directtvnow. I don’t watch as much tv anymore but fuck it. The nfl is slowly becoming the nhl. A bitch league. Its fucking awful, almost ripe for a tranny to be forced into the league.

  • Jackie
    December 1, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Your right! Looked for the recent winner of the “giveaway” and seeing how they chose the “winner” last night, youd think it would still be up one day later….but its magically gone! People are so easily fooled and so gullible…its irritating!! Hopefully all of us turtle riders can get it shut down!

  • The Man in The Yellow Hat
    November 30, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Most obvious part of this scam: the illegal giveaway. By law you can’t require a purchase for an entry to win,(“no purchase necessary”) nevermind require a purchase to get the max number of entries. Bunch of poofs. Probably doing this in multiple states.

  • Jim
    November 30, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    One of my mails gets heavily spammed by conservative/pro gun sounding return addresses that offer shit like advice on stocks, what will cure alzheimers, overhyped cheap Chinese crap, the free shit scam where you just have to pay shipping, and of course contests to get your name, address, etc. Not sure how I got on that but it’s like a never ending waterfall cascade of bullshit.
    There’s also a legit gun dealer that keeps having contests that give away expensive guns, currently a $15k Barrett package, and of course the winners are listed with just a last initial i.e. Jack W from Atlanta. Bill K from Cleveland, etc. Makes you wonder how they stay in business giving away so much.

  • WeAreFukd
    November 30, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Every sport, in every state, has this same con. I think that several might be run by the same people, as the names and the con are so familiar. Can you imagine the class action lawsuit these fraudsters would face if someone actually went after them? You bought a crappy shirt for a chance to win something that was never awarded.

    Some aren’t so much as dishonest as offering something they have no intention of giving away, but they still exist to just sell awful designs for an exorbitant amount. “Patriot Nation” is a fan page with 194k followers, selling a $25 tee shirt

    • WeAreFukd
      November 30, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      Find the guy in Section 125 with season tickets wearing that dumb shirt… you’ve found you ratchet.

  • Y
    November 30, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    FB, Twitter, etc. are too busy silencing their political opposition to care, or even notice, these fraudsters, and Maura Healey is too busy suing Donald Trump.

  • randiguy2006
    Randall Guy
    November 30, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    People still “Like” and “Share” things on FB?

    Thats so 2015.

    • Y
      November 30, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      Randalllll, now go home and get your fucking shine box.

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