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Serial online ticket scammer Shaun Michael Nixon arrested again

Shaun Michael Nixon, 36, of Hamilton, has been arrested for fraud on July 13, 2016.
Shaun Michael Nixon, 36, of Hamilton, has been arrested for fraud on July 13, 2016. shaunnixonscam.blogspot.ca

A 36-year-old Hamilton, Ont. man convicted of defrauding hundreds, perhaps even thousands of people through online ticket scams has been arrested yet again.

Toronto police say Shaun Michael Nixon was arrested on Wednesday following a year-long investigation into fraudulent online ticket sales between Aug. 14, 2015 and July 13, 2016.

Authorities say the accused would offer tickets for concerts and other events online, collect the money, but never issue tickets to customers.

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Some of the events targeted include games for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Bruce Springsteen concerts.

Police say they are aware of at least 75 victims and are concerned there may be others.

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Nixon has been convicted of similar crimes on at least four other occasions. A website has even been created to warn potential victims.

He has been charged with one count of fraud over $5,000 and two counts of fail to comply with probation.

The accused made a court appearance on Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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