Press Release
For Immediate Release
March 1, 2007
 
Contact: Robyn Ziegler
312-814-3118
877-844-5461 (TTY)
rziegler@atg.state.il.us
 

*****CONSUMER ALERT*****CONSUMER ALERT*****

TOUTED JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE APPEARANCE IN ROUNDLAKE DISPUTED

Attorney General Madigan Advises Consumers Against Purchasing Tickets for any After-Hours Timberlake Events

Chicago – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan today is warning consumers about a recently promoted after hours appearance by Justin Timberlake at a Roundlake, Illinois establishment.   Based on information received from the entertainer’s spokespeople and Jive Records, Timberlake’s recording label, it appears that such an appearance is not happening and consumers should not purchase tickets to any such after hours event promoting an appearance by Justin Timberlake.   It is alleged that a local promoter for the after hours event was offering tickets for $100 on the Internet.   The Internet promotion has been removed.

According to the entertainer’s manager, recent promotions advertising the appearance of Justin Timberlake for an autograph session at Sharky’s in Roundlake are false:

“It has come to our attention that there have been several announcements of official Justin Timberlake after parties or events during the FutureSex/LoveShow tour. We would like to take this time to make absolutely clear that there are no official Justin Timberlake after parties, signings or events. Any and all individuals or venues that are promoting that Justin Timberlake will attend, sign, or perform at their after party or events are completely misleading the public. We regret that there are individuals who are willing to take advantage of Justin Timberlake's name and his fans and we hope that all these false rumors will be laid to rest.”

In addition, Madigan said that her Consumer Protection Division is looking into the matter to determine whether there have been any violations of the State’s Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act.

“If anyone has purchased tickets for this event, and has trouble getting a refund from the promoter or from the establishment, I would encourage them to dispute the charges directly with their credit card companies or contact my office for assistance,” said Attorney General Madigan.

The Attorney General’s Consumer Fraud Hotline is at 1-800-386-5438
(TTY: 1-800-964-3013).  The Spanish-language Hotline number is
1-866-310-8398.

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