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Arizona city scammed by fake concert promoters

By Associated Press


SAN LUIS, Ariz. >> Authorities have launched an investigation after a small Arizona city says it was ripped off by scammers posing as concert bookers for the Mexican rock band Mana.

The Yuma Sun reports that San Luis officials say the city was swindled out of $50,000 in 2012 when it wired money to what they thought was a concert booking agency in Mexico.

The money was to pay for the Grammy-award winning Mana to play at the city's Barrier 2 Bridge conference. But Mana never showed up for the conference.

The supposed booking agency failed to respond to repeated phone calls and emails from the city seeking a refund.

San Luis City Councilors recently voted to formally write off the money as lost funds.

No arrests have been made.

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john_zee wrote:
corrupt Mexicans? who woulda thought?
on July 7,2013 | 08:08AM
bender wrote:
Or corrupt booking agencies, would have thought?
on July 7,2013 | 10:27AM
false wrote:
whatever happened to the $200,000 that UH was scammed out of in the Stevie Wonder Blunder? Was any of that money every recovered?
on July 7,2013 | 08:40AM
bender wrote:
It multiplied itself to over a $1 miilion loss by the time the finger pointing was done.
on July 7,2013 | 10:28AM
2_centz wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on July 7,2013 | 09:17AM
psimmons wrote:
I think you meant to ask if Rich Sheriff was in Arizona. Heck, let's send him there.
on July 7,2013 | 10:09AM
nitpikker wrote:
i still don't understand why sheriff escaped any punishment. he was the pivotal first contact.
on July 7,2013 | 12:25PM
nitpikker wrote:
his silence is deafening!
on July 7,2013 | 12:28PM
harley1 wrote:
i guess UH doesn't have a monopoly on idiocy.
on July 7,2013 | 07:34PM
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