Social Media Scam Impacts Rocky Mount’s Imperial Centre

Source: The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Source: The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount

The city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina recently noticed a Facebook Event page impersonating the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences and promoting the center’s upcoming play, “Disney’s the Little Mermaid.” The page, located at www.facebook.com/events/776756125843883??ti=ia also has a false link to the ticket website. Ticket prices on the fake website total $194 each.

The Imperial Centre is hosting “Disney’s the Little Mermaid” March 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2018 at 7pm, and March 4 and 11, 2018 at 2pm.  However, tickets are only available at etix.com, accessible by visiting the Imperial Centre webpage at www.imperialcentre.org. Individual tickets also range from only $7-11 (includes tax).

Imperial Centre staff have reported the problem to Facebook; however, the site has not yet been removed. Those interested in the production should only purchase their tickets through etix or by contacting the Imperial Centre at 252.972.1266. You may also visit the website at www.imperialcentre.org.

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