Beware of championship ticket scams, BBB warns


BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33)(FOX 44)- The Better Business Bureau is warning the public to watch out for scams when searching for National Championship tickets.

Cameron Million, the CEO, and president of the Better Business Bureau, sees ticket scams documented on the BBB website daily. She says the company saw over 400 instances of fraudulent ticket sales in 2019. Outside of the BBB website, Million says that number is probably a lot larger.

” If somebody pops up and sends you a notice that they have a ticket available and they’re going to give them to you for a great price, it’s probably too good to be true,” Million says.

You can look for clues to keep you from falling into a scam trap.

  • The first red flag is probably going to come from the website you chose. If it isn’t a reputable source like StubHub or the stadium itself, you might want to get the ticket verified before you buy it.
  • Use a credit card for protection. If you do take the risk and buy from third-party companies, a credit card may keep you from experiencing a total loss.
  • Visit the arena or stadium where the game will be held. Customer service can verify the tickets before the event takes place.
  • Do not purchase tickets without knowing the refund policy.

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