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Scammed Bay Area 49ers fan get to go to Super Bowl anyway

HAYWARD — A diehard San Francisco 49ers fan is going to the Super Bowl after she was duped out of thousands of dollars in an online ticket scam.

Sharon Osgood and her boyfriend had recently wired $5,900 to a person who was apparently a Baltimore Ravens fan for tickets to the big game after seeing a posting on Craigslist, the San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/XQuW1l) reported Tuesday.

But when a FedEx package arrived on Monday, instead of the tickets, Osgood received pictures of Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, along with a taunting note that said, "Enjoy the game!!!! Go Ravens!!! LOL."

However, after the story ran, Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard called the Hayward resident to offer her four free tickets to Sunday's game in New Orleans and breakfast with NFL hall of fame quarterback Troy Aikman.

"My heart literally was in my throat; it was fluttering — I was like, 'Oh my God, I can't believe this is happening.' I can't put into words how grateful I am," a tearful Osgood, 49, told the newspaper.

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