Online scalpers trick Orpheum showgoers. Websites reselling tickets at several times face value

The Orpheum has seen a rise in the number of ticket buyers falling prey to online scalpers using official-looking websites to sell tickets at inflated prices.

“Whenever we have a popular show, it gets worse,” said Teresa Ward, vice president of ticketing. “We’ve had people come up to us every night at (the current musical production of) ‘Memphis.’ They are furious, because they’re convinced that they bought a ticket from us.”