Avoid ticket scams for popular events

June 5, 2018

If you’re planning to attend a concert or a popular sports event, watch out for ticket scams.


In a typical ticket scam, a con artist pretends to have tickets, advertises the tickets on Craigslist, and collects payment from the buyer, but then fails to provide any tickets or refunds.


Consumers have reported suspected ticket scams involving a variety of events, including Cavs games and concerts, in complaints filed with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The average reported loss is over $200.


Tips to avoid ticket scams include:


If you think you’ve lost money in a ticket scam, immediately report the scam and contact the company you used to make the payment. You also can report suspicious Craigslist ads to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office directly from Craigslist.