Look out for ticket scams

September 1, 2016

If you think you’re getting a great deal on tickets, make sure that you’re not walking into a ticket scam.

Ticket scams often involve third-party individual sellers who are not associated with an event. The scammers may advertise on Craigslist, on other websites, or in person, offering tickets to a popular game or show. After consumers pay for the tickets, they receive either nothing at all or tickets that are counterfeit, stolen, or otherwise invalid.

To avoid ticket scams, consumers should take steps to protect themselves, such as: