November 17, 2021

Is Jurassic Fest Montreal a scam? Organizer says no, as ticket holders worry they’ve been bilked

When Châteauguay resident Laura Cochard saw an ad on Facebook for a Montreal festival boasting life-sized dinosaur robots, fossil displays and amusement rides, she snagged tickets to attend with her two-year-old, dinosaur-obsessed son, Alex. 

“We have dinosaurs all around the house, he goes to bed with dinosaurs — I said ‘he’s going to absolutely love this event,'” said the mother of two, who spent $50 on early bird tickets.

But mere seconds after Cochard made the purchase on the festival’s website, red flags started popping up. 

“I simply bought the tickets and I never got the confirmation email that you usually get immediately after,” she said. “That seemed a little bit odd for me.”

Laura Cochard is growing increasingly worried that the tickets for the dinosaur-themed festival she bought for her two-year-old son Alex are a scam. (Submitted by Laura Cochard)

Cochard sent an email to the festival, and after six days of…

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