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Beware of ticket scams

October 13, 2016

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. After consumers pay for the tickets, they receive either nothing at all or tickets that are counterfeit, stolen, or otherwise invalid.

 

Scam artists generally instruct consumers to pay using wire transfer, cash, prepaid money cards, or other forms of payment that are difficult to trace. Once the payment is transferred from the consumer to the “seller,” the money generally cannot be recovered.

 

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

 

For information about scams or to report a potential scam, consumers should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or by calling 800-282-0515