Cleveland Caviler fans are gearing up for another round of NBA playoffs. If you are looking to get your hands on tickets, be on the lookout for scammers trying to “play” you. Though it might be enticing to scoop up ticket deals with low prices and unbelievable seats, think twice to avoid falling victim to a ticket scam.
Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Cleveland offers these tips:
- Be wary of advertisements. When you search the web for online tickets, advertisements for
some of these ads are going to be scams, especially if
the prices are low.
Find more tips at: https://www.bbb.org/tickets
- Do your research before buying tickets online. Check out the seller/broker. Look them up on bbb.org to learn what other customers have experienced. Check to see if they are a member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers. NATB members offer a 200% purchase guarantee on tickets. Look up the seller on VerifiedTicketSource.com to confirm you are buying from an NATB-member resale company.
- Try to use a credit card to make the purchase. If a problem arises, federal regulations may limit your liability – and your credit card company may have a buyer protection program. Before entering your credit card information online, be sure the site has “https://” at the beginning of the website address. This means the site is encrypted and safer for use. Avoid payments via wire transfer, iTunes gift cards, or prepaid money card.
- If you’re unsure, verify your tickets. Pay a visit to the arena where the event will be held. Present your ticket to “Will Call” (customer service) and they can verify if your ticket is legitimate.