HOW TO AVOID SCAMS
The National Association of Ticket Brokers and the Better Business Bureau partnered to help consumers avoid ticket buying scams. Here are some of the tips offered on the website bbb.org:
■ Purchase tickets from the venue.
■ Legitimate resellers, scalpers and scammers are not the same. Know the difference.
■ Look up the ticket seller or broker on bbb.org or check to see if they are a member of NATB.
■ If you buy online, go with vendors you know, look for the secured purchasing symbol and do not be fooled by phishing emails from websites similar to well-known companies.
■ Be aware of the refund policy.
■ Always try to pay with a credit card. Cash, debit cards or wire transfers are risky.
■ For any in-demand event, ads for cheap tickets are likely a scam.
■ Visit the arena where the event will be held and have the box office verify your tickets.