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AG Warns Of Potential World Series Ticket Scams

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AG Warns Of Potential World Series Ticket Scams

Jefferson City, MO  (KTRS)  Attorney General Chris Koster is warning about potential scams of World Series tickets. Koster says that scammers may make multiple copies of the same printed-out ticket or design tickets that look real to sell to unsuspecting fans. Scammers may also promise tickets through websites such as Craigslist, and then fail to […]

AG Warns Of Potential World Series Ticket Scams

Jefferson City, MO  (KTRS)  Attorney General Chris Koster is warning about potential scams of World Series tickets.

Koster says that scammers may make multiple copies of the same printed-out ticket or design tickets that look real to sell to unsuspecting fans. Scammers may also promise tickets through websites such as Craigslist, and then fail to provide them after receiving payment.

Koster recommends that fans:

· Stick with trusted secondary market vendors, such as StubHub and Ticketmaster. These sites offer buyer guarantees that protect you against unscrupulous sellers. Be wary of purchasing tickets from someone you don’t know on Craigslist, eBay, or other similar marketplace or auction sites.

· Shop securely. If you plan to buy online, verify that the website is a trusted site before giving your credit card information. Check to see that the URL begins with https:// and a lock to indicate that it’s a secured site. Only buy from a ticket reseller that provides clear details about the terms of the transaction. Always use a credit card so you have some recourse; do not use cash, debit card, prepaid money card or wire transfer.

· Be especially wary of paying cash to a stranger for tickets. If you’ve been sold counterfeit tickets you’ll have a very hard time finding the scammer again and won’t get your money back.

· Check guarantee policies on online sales. Stick with vendors that guarantee refunds if you receive invalid tickets or don’t get them at all.

· Stay away from sellers who ask you to wire money or make your purchase using a pre-paid card. These are signs of a scam.

· Inspect your tickets to look for signs that they are copies or fakes.

Anyone who suspects a scam should contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-392-8222.

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