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Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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Dozens of people bought tickets to a seafood festival in Phoenix, only to show up to an empty building.

PHOENIX (KABC) -- More than a dozen people were left with a bad taste in their mouth thanks to a supposed seafood festival in Phoenix.

These people believe they are victims of a scam, possibly by a Los Angeles company.

Dozens of customers purchased tickets to the Crab and Lobster Fest for all-you-can-eat seafood. When they showed up, they found nothing but an empty warehouse.

According to the event website, a Los Angeles-based company called "Showsharks" was hosting the event. There is no valid phone number or email listed for the company.

Frustrated customers had paid between $30 and $60 a ticket. Some even traveled from out of town.

The e-ticketing service that provided the tickets has now suspended the event company's account.