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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

■ 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 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.

CUR­TIS COMP­TON / [email protected]

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