With football season in full swing, beware ticket scams, BBB says

Always pay with your credit card, the BBB says.

Posted: Oct 23, 2019 1:26 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – With football season in full swing, ticket scams are too. The Better Business Bureau has some tips to make sure you make it to the game.

Thanks to the internet, there are countless ways for consumers to find tickets and connect with online marketplaces, ticket sellers and resellers. Unfortunately, some of them are rip-offs, and it’s not always clear how to tell if a ticket is fake.

Danielle Kane from the Bureau said when it comes to ticket scams, they hear from people getting scammed with they buy tickets from unsecure buyers, such as off of Facebook or what they think is a real sales website.

The BBB recommends you buy from the venue whenever possible and to make sure you check out the seller, looking them up on the BBB.org website.

When it comes to buying online, Kane said it’s best to use your credit card.

“If you use a debit card or if someone says to pay them via PayPal, those have limited liability features. Just use your credit card. That way you are protected if something happens and your bank can get it back to you,” Kane said.

If you end up buying a fake ticket, Kane said you should call your credit card company and try to get your money back.

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