COLUMBIA — The concert has an Oct. 2 date, a list of notable performers and a website with the black and gold MU logo that appears to be taking credit card information for tickets.
The website, wantickets.com, on Thursday listed MU as the venue for a concert on the "I-70 Tour," featuring artists Mike Posner, Fabolous and Mac Miller. It provided two locations: the corner of College Avenue and Stadium Boulevard and a Google map that showed the site as the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and College Park Drive.
But there are no venues at either of those locations, and John Murray, assistant director of business services at MU, has not been contacted to reserve a space for a concert.
"I can with fair certainty say it's not been approved to be on campus," he said.
Murray asked the MU Police Department to investigate whether the concert was a fraud. On Thursday afternoon, Capt. Brian Weimer said MU police had no information about the concert.
Late Thursday afternoon, the MU News Bureau issued a news release warning that the concert could be a scam.
Murray discussed the concert during Columbia's Thursday morning meeting of the city's Special Event Committee, and those in attendance, including city police, had not heard about the event, Murray said.
On wantickets.com, a person can purchase $20, $30 or $40 tickets for the "I-70 Tour" concerts. There is also a listing for the concert on zvents.com, but an attempt to purchase a ticket directs the user to wantickets.com.