San Luis swindled out of $50k in scam trying to book rock band Mana

SAN LUIS, AZ - Authorities have launched an investigation after a small Arizona city says it was ripped off by scammers posing as concert bookers for the Mexican rock band Mana.

San Luis officials say the city was swindled out of $50,000 in 2012 when it wired money to what they thought was a concert booking agency in Mexico.

The money was to pay for the Grammy-award winning Mana to play at the city's Barrier 2 Bridge conference. But Mana never showed up for the conference.

The supposed booking agency failed to respond to repeated phone calls and emails from the city seeking a refund.

San Luis City Councilors recently voted to formally write off the money as lost funds.

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