Matt Billon, who lives in Vancouver but is a huge Calgary Flames fan, says he and a friend recently spent $400 on a pair of electronic tickets through Kijiji.
But when they arrived at the Scotiabank Saddledome on game day, they found out the tickets were fake.
"We were right there to be the first to be scanned and, obviously, 'beep', wrong date, of course, why did we even think it was gonna, and that's when I was mad," he said.
"You don't know you're screwed until you get to the gate."
Billon says he contacted Calgary police and they are now investigating.
"You could very well hold an illegitimate ticket and you would believe that it was a legitimate ticket. That's advancements through technology," said acting Sgt. Andrew Critchley.
Billon says he'll take the financial hit, but hopes it all serves as a warning for other Flames fans.
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