Sports fans are gearing up for the Major League Baseball World Series, and so are the scammers. If you’re itching to attend a game, be on the lookout for ticket deals that tout low prices and unbelievable seats. Better Business Bureau recommends considering the following tips to avoid falling victim to a ticket scam.Do your research. Before buying tickets online, make sure you’ve looked up the site and its reviews to determine if it’s a safe place to order. Look up the BBB Business Review at bbb.org and check to see that they are a member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB). NATB members offer a 200% guarantee on tickets that don’t arrive in time for a game, concert or show.Know the difference between a ticket broker (legitimate and accredited reseller) and a ticket scalper (unregulated and unlicensed ticket seller).Shop securely. If you plan to buy online, verify that the website is a trusted site before giving your credit card information. Check to see that the URL begins with https:// and a lock to indicate that it’s a secured site. Only buy from a ticket reseller that provides clear details about the terms of the transaction. Always use a credit card so you have some recourse; do not use cash, debit card, prepaid money card or wire transfer.Be wary of ticket scalpers: Don’t plan to arrive at the baseball stadium without tickets. Fraudsters prey on those who are desperate to see the game and you may end up getting overcharged for legitimate tickets or purchasing fakes. Check the seats out ahead of time. Always ask for section, row and seat number to avoid obstructed view seats or seats that do not exist. Also, feel free to ask questions to make certain you get all the answers you need to feel comfortable with your ticket purchase.If you believe you have purchased a counterfeit ticket, immediately report it to the NATB’s hotline at 630-510-4594 and file a complaint with BBB at bbb.org.For more tips you can trust, visit bbb.org and for the latest, check out our blog, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.