BBB: How to avoid ticket scams

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Securing tickets for popular sporting events and concerts like the Super Bowl can be difficult and competitive.

In this digital age, many venues are selling and holding tickets online. This makes the possibility to be scammed more likely.

“Make sure you are at a site that actually sells tickets,” said Better Business Bureau of Cape Girardeau Regional Director Whitney Quick. “So, purchase from the venue whenever possible. Consider your source. Know the difference between a professional ticket broker, a legitimate accredited reseller. A ticket scalper, which is an uncredited and unlicensed ticket seller and a scammer who is selling tickets.”

Quick says fake websites are often set up to steal your personal information.

To protect yourself, you should always make sure the website you’re using is secure.

She also recommends paying with a credit card to protect your purchases.

Categories: News