Paul McCartney Brutal Ripoff Called Out: ‘I Felt Abused’

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The Beatles icon Paul McCartney had 40 fans turned away from a show at the Taxslayer Center in Moline, Illinois on Tuesday after being ripped off with fake tickets, KWQC reports.

“I gave them the tickets and they said ‘these are fraudulent,’” Scot Burkhuead said after being turned away from the concert.

Burkhuead said he bought his tickets for $433.00 last September on the website www.boxofficeticektsales.com He’d never used the site before but as he stood in the line to the box office last September a woman recommended it to him. When the tickets showed up in his email, they came with the Ticketmaster logo but when he tried to get in, he was turned away.

TV6 anchor and reporter Chris Carter reached out to Ticketmaster and they said they do not work with the website. An online search also shows hundreds of complaints against Box Office Tickets.

“I felt taken, abused even,” Burkhuead said. “Just taken.”

McCartney also recently played Green Bay for the first time, the Green Bay Press Gazette reports.

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997, and now Sir Paul McCartney can say he’s a Green Bay Packers shareholder, too.

The Packers bestowed the title on the former Beatle by presenting him with a stock certificate with his name on it before he took the stage Saturday night at Lambeau Field. He also received a game ball to commemorate the date of the sold-out stop on the Freshen Up Tour — his first time in Green Bay in a career that spans the planet and more than 60 years.

“I didn’t realize he was left-handed,” said Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy, who made the presentation backstage. “He threw a pass with his left hand, and (Packers vice president of marketing and fan engagement) Gabrielle Valdez Dow made a perfect catch.”