A Boston man arrived at Game 2 of the World Series, only to find out his $650 ticket had already been used. It turns out someone had stolen the ticket after he had posted a picture of it on Instagram.
Robbie Johnson got tickets to Game 2 of the World Series and made a social media post of it like most of us would, but he included the ticket's barcode and identifier in the public Instagram post. This was enough for someone to steal the ticket (likely having found it from searching the hashtag or location) and create a duplicate, after which they scanned themselves into Fenway Park, rendering Johnson's original useless, which he found out when he arrived with his sister.
The suspected scammer was never found, as they never actually sat in the seat. Johnson was able to get a replacement ticket for $450, and while that's certainly quite the setback, I have to admit he's probably lucky he was able to get one at all, particularly to such a high-level event that was undoubtedly sold out. Johnson has since made his Instagram account private and says he won't post such things again, but it's an important reminder about privacy and social media.