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2013-04-03 17:33
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Cape Town - A Fish Hoek woman has been scammed by a conman into buying unusable wristbands for the sold-out Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), reports IOL.

Police are reportedly investigating the incident in which an unnamed woman bought two fake wristbands worth R1 000 from someone named "Shaun" on Gumtree.

CTIJF organisers EspAfrika told IOL that wristbands for the festival are only available before the event and are only issued at the door.

The woman reportedly placed an advert on classifieds site Gumtree saying she was looking for entry to the sold-out festival to which a "Shaun" replied.

Police said that EspAfrika is investigating this issue.

EspAfrika has warned music fans about buying fake tickets, saying that tickets are "all scanned at the door" and  that fake tickets "won't get past the scanners".

The festival will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 4 and 5 April. It will be the 14th annual instalment of what has become a major beacon on the international music festival calendar.

An expansive line-up of artists from South Africa and abroad - such as Brand New Heavies, Buena Vista Social Club, Jill Scott, Thandiswa Mazwai, Jimmy Dludlu, Mi Casa and Cheikh Lô are set to perform at the two-day festival.

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