TAMPA, Fla. — With big events, usually comes big scams, and the Super Bowl is no execption. The Better Business Bureau is warning football fans to be on the lookout for fake tickets.
“With tickets for this Super Bowl, they’re going to be hard to get and they’re at a big price,” BBB spokesman Bryan Oglesby said. “So no one is going to sell these to you cheap. If you have someone offering you tickets at too good to be true prices, that’s a big red flag that it’s probably a scam.”
Some key tips Oglesby offers include:
- Be wary of site advertising discount tickets
- Don't buy anything from unsecured websites
- If you make a purchase, insist on using a credit card so you can dispute the payment if you don't get what you paid for
Oglesby said the key is knowing the difference when you're dealing with a ticket broker online or ticket scalper.
“We’re in partnership with the National Association of Ticket Brokers so we work together to help with some good wholesome tips about buying tickets online,” he said, “Check them (the ticket sellers) out with the BBB. Do a simple search online. Look for scammer complaints and see what others are saying about them. And be very careful about purchasing fake tickets.”