The road to Super Bowl XLVII will wind through Seattle in 2014, and fall right into Better Business Bureau’s backyard. Ticket resellers are already busy swinging deals—like $14,000 tickets—with anyone willing to buy seats for the big game. But before making massive purchases, BBB warns fans to guard against blitzing scammers.
“Whether you’re trying to make it to Saturday’s playoff game, or betting on Seattle making it to the Super Bowl, know the investment will be substantial,” said Chelsea Maguire, Director of Communications for the Better Business serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho & Montana. “Be extremely cautious when buying from third party sellers; last minute deals may lead to a major financial loss if it’s a scam.”
In the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, ticket seekers will be “rushing” online classifieds in hopes of finding private dealers willing to sell off valuable tickets. However, BBB reminds consumers to stick with their playbooks:
Check bbb.org and don’t be left cheering alone this postseason.