BBB Warns of Playoff Ticket Scams
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
“Since there is such a high demand for playoff tickets, BBB anticipates a high increase in ticket scams. Scammers use these opportunities to lure consumers into purchasing counterfeit tickets that will unfortunately affect many sports fans," said Paula Fleming, the Vice President of Communications and Marketing.
The BBB asks consumers to us the following tips wen making a purchase.
- Start your search with trust. Know the name, address and phone number of the business you are considering making a purchase from.
- Be sure to get the details in writing. this includes the price of the tickets, location of the seats, cancelation policies and any other important information.
- Use a credit card or PayPal when making a ticket purchase online. as the charges are more secure and easier to dispute if a problem arises.
- Find a reputable ticket-selling site. When buying tickets online, search for a reputable ticket-selling website that protects both the buyer and the seller in the online transaction.
- Intercept the fakes. Legitimate tickets tend to be on thick paper with bar codes. According to the NFL, they also include holograms, custom laser cutouts, a glossy varnish and heat sensitive graphics that disappear with the touch of a thumb.
- Watch out for scalpers. Be cautious before buying tickets on the street. Scalpers are unregulated and often use stolen or counterfeit tickets.
For more information, visit the BBB's website.
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Lakeside Bar and Grill
97 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA
Come watch the game at an upscale version of your average sports bar. Lakeside offers all the best game day foods from potato skins to wings but you can feel comfortable about bringing your family or girlfriend with you to watch some professional football.
Photo: Lakeside Bar and Grill
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