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Beware of Ticket Scams as Bronco Game Sells Out
January 04, 2012

Denver, CO – January 4, 2012 – As the Broncos prepare to host its first playoff game, tickets have sold out and scammers are taking notice. Unfortunately, if fans want to attend they will no choice but to purchase from third-party brokers. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns to use extreme caution when making such transactions to avoid being ripped off.

“The most important thing to do is to know and trust who you are buying from,” says Dale Mingilton, President and CEO of the BBB Serving Denver/Boulder.

Most problems occur with private dealers on websites like Craigslist and eBay. Ticket seekers have been known to be swindled by wire transfer scams, non-delivery of tickets and have even been turned away from games when their tickets turned out to be counterfeit.

The BBB offers the following tips to help fans avoid being ripped off:

· Do not ever, ever wire funds for payment.

· Do not allow people to mail you tickets, pick them up in person.

· If you can verify the legitimacy of the tickets before the game, that is recommended.

· It is best to only buy directly from the box office or through authorized ticket markets, (stubhub.com) when available.

· Keep in mind that it is illegal for scalpers to sell tickets for prices above face value.

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