The Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan is urging basketball fans to be smart when buying tickets and travel deals when following their favorite teams on the road to the NCAA Championship.
Whether you are hoping to score tickets to see the University of Michigan Wolverines, the Michigan State University Spartans, or the Western Michigan University Broncos play in the tournament, beware of too-good-to-be-true sounding ticket and/or travel package offers.
Using a credit card is a good idea. If the tickets don't come through, at least fans have the possibility of recovering money by disputing the charge with their credit card providers. The BBB also warns fans to use extreme caution with general buy-and-sell websites such as Craig's List. Con artists posting non-existent tickets on websites may ask for money to be wired to them via Money Gram, Western Union, or Green Dot Money Card, and when no tickets come, the customer is out of luck.
If buying travel packages, check out those companies with the BBB. Verify reservations so there are no surprises, and check cancellation or refund policies, in case you cannot go.
The BBB suggests these tips for fans following the teams: