DON'T GET "SCALPED" BY ONLINE TICKET BROKERS
Ticket "scalping" is an ancient practice and some consider Internet ticket broker sites to represent the newest generation of scalpers. Reputable online ticket brokers disagree, noting a key difference: unlike scalpers, they do not negotiate their prices. An industry association, the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB), has set standards for the resale of tickets and enforces a Code of Ethics among its member brokers.
If you are considering buying tickets on the secondary market, BBB offers the following tips to ensure a successful transaction.
If you decide to use a ticket resale auction Web site, the usual Internet auction risks apply. Check the seller's ratings and feedback from buyers and do not agree to wire money or pay by check. Use a credit card so you can dispute the charge with your credit card issuer should you never receive the promised tickets.
If you find out that you have purchased a counterfeit ticket, report it to the NATB and file a complaint with BBB (www.bbb.org) to help warn other potential customers.