BBB Warns Against Fake World Series Tickets

7 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, October 18 2011 Oct 18, 2011 Tuesday, October 18, 2011 3:04:00 AM CDT October 18, 2011 in Baseball
By: Ben Wagner
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COLUMBIA - As the St. Louis Cardinals gear up for the World Series, the Better Business Bureau warns against potential scams by fake ticket sellers.

The BBB says ticket scalping and online sales are the main sources for ticket scams. When the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants played in last year's World Series, some unlucky fans reported losing as much as $3200 after buying fake tickets.

The BBB says to be very careful when buying tickets on the street before games. Missouri legalized ticket scalping in 2007, but can do little to make sure those tickets are authentic.

The Bureau also says to be wary of online ticket sales. BBB members say to only buy tickets from reputable sources like those registered with the Better Business Bureau. Click here for a link to the BBB's business database.

Fake ticket sales during major sporting events, like the World Series, are consistently the source of hundreds of complaints each year to the BBB.

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