Don’t Fall for the Latest Super Bowl Scams

With the Super Bowl just around the corner, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the alert for knock-off team jerseys, counterfeit memorabilia and phony game tickets.th bf27db6c1 150x106 Dont Fall for the Latest Super Bowl Scams

Beware of Ticket Scams

Tickets for the big game can be an even bigger rip-off. There are thousands of Super Bowl tickets currently listed on Craig’s List, but the site offers no guarantees of any kind and does not require identification of its listers. Buying in person isn’t always an improvement, as it’s gotten easier and easier for scammers to make fake tickets that look real.

So where can you turn? Sites such as Stub Hub (www.stubhub.com) guarantee your tickets’ authenticity and Ticketmaster (www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com) handle ticket exchanges for the NFL.

In general, avoid scams by being skeptical of:

  • Offers that sound “too good to be true”
  • Pushy sales tactics
  • Poor quality of merchandise
  • Offers that require wire transfer of funds

And always check out a business first at www.bbb.org/search.

For more consumer tips you can trust, visit www.bbb.org/news. To sign up to receive our Scam Alerts, visit BBB Scam Source at www.bbb.org/scam.

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About Kelsey Owen

Kelsey Owen is the Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Council of Better Business Bureaus based out of Arlington, VA. Kelsey graduated from Denison University with a degree in economics and communication and is currently pursuing a master's degree in media entrepreneurship.