BBB offers advice for purchasing 2017 Major League Baseball tickets
DALLAS-FORT WORTH, Texas—Baseball season is officially in full swing. For Texas Rangers fans planning on attending a ballgame this spring, Better Business Bureau advises you to be on alert for ticket scams.
There are currently thousands of game day tickets listed on classifieds websites, which seems great to those making a last-minute decision to see a ballgame. However, these sites offer no guarantees and don’t require identification from sellers. Also, be cautious if purchasing tickets from a scalper.
If you do go online to purchase game day tickets, BBB recommends purchasing from a trustworthy seller or directly from the online box office. Some websites offer buyer protections and money-back guarantees.
In 2016, BBB received nearly 3,000 complaints against event ticket sales and ticket brokers nationwide, almost 1,000 more complaints than the previous year. Complainants allege they paid for invalid tickets or paid in advance for tickets that never arrived. Legitimate ticket brokers should be happy to answer questions, send a receipt and verify business information.
BBB serving the Heart of Texas offers the following tips for safely purchasing baseball tickets:
Additionally, BBB advises you to watch out for these red flags: