MILWAUKEE -- Large sporting events often breed scammers looking to make a quick buck off of unsuspecting fans. The high cost of attending an event like March Madness leads consumers to scour the Internet for the best deals. Scammers and shady businesses take advantage of this opportunity to capitalize on tickets that may not even exist.
Each year, how far a team goes in the NCAA tournament is often unpredictable, but one thing fans can control is the security of their ticket purchases. Ticket scams are easy to spot by low prices on unbelievable seats, third-party sellers with no guarantees, or phony websites that look similar to legitimate sites.
Unfortunately, many consumers often fall victim to ticket scams. Don’t let con artists foul up your plans. Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin says, “Go UW-Green Bay and UW-Madison” and offers the following tips to make sure you’re getting what you pay for:
Be careful when booking a hotel if you’re traveling to see a game. Ask for all details about the hotel, including address and confirmation number and call the hotel to verify that the room exists.