EUREKA, Mo. – The proprietor of Brookdale Farms in Eureka mentioned an internet site is promoting tickets to a ‘pretend’ occasion that isn’t scheduled at his venue.
Jerry Kirk, Brookdale Farms proprietor, mentioned one in every of his staff confirmed him an occasion on-line that alleged a lantern pageant can be occurring at his venue Saturday, Sept. 18.
Kirk mentioned there’s no occasion like this scheduled at Brookdale Farms and he’s involved whoever is behind that is scamming individuals out of their cash.
“We don’t consider it is a authentic occasion and whether it is, it definitely isn’t right here,” Kirk mentioned. “We have now not talked to anyone, there is no such thing as a occasion scheduled for right here in any respect.”
Tickets might be bought for as much as $300 on the web site, which Kirk mentioned is regarding.
“I hate to see anyone be scammed and we definitely don’t need them utilizing our place to rip-off individuals,” he mentioned. “I’m actually involved that persons are going to indicate up right here with tickets considering there may be going to be an occasion on that night and there actually isn’t.”
Kirk mentioned he has tried to contact the alleged occasion by the e-mail listed, however can’t get by to anybody.
“We have now reached out and get no response,” he mentioned.
Fox 2’s Zara Barker additionally emailed the corporate on the e-mail listed on the web site. After she despatched the e-mail, an instantaneous response mentioned the e-mail couldn’t be delivered.
Kirk mentioned they’ve had individuals name Brookdale Farms and ask concerning the occasion, “after all we informed them there’s no occasion.”
He mentioned they’ve held a Lantern Pageant at Brookdale Farms in years previous, however mentioned the corporate that hosted the ‘actual’ occasions has since gone out of enterprise.
“They have been a legit firm in enterprise that sadly fell on exhausting instances and went out of enterprise,” he mentioned.
Now, he thinks somebody is utilizing their emblem, wording, and data to try to get individuals to purchase tickets for an occasion that isn’t occurring.
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