The Major League Baseball postseason is just around the corner, and fans looking to score tickets may become a score for counterfeiters if they aren’t careful. Fans need to be alert to scammers that could be selling bogus tickets, according to a spokesman from the Better Business Bureau. The opportunity for sports fans to be scammed by fake ticket sellers occurs most often when people buy tickets from individuals outside the stadium, on the street or through online auctions, classified ads and bulletin boards. BBB spokesman Don O'Brien says if you buy in the secondary market, seek out a source you can trust.
Tickets purchased for sports and entertainment events are the source of hundreds of BBB complaints by consumers nationwide. O'Brien says this is also prime time for merchants that peddle unlicensed team merchandise.