Shocker fans on alert over March Madness ticket scams

By: David Marcus - Email
By: David Marcus - Email

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WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita State student Renee Huber would love to see the Shockers play in March Madness. But she admits, finding a legitimate ticket on the open market, could be difficult.

"I have no idea what I'd be looking for," she says. "It would be really easy to scam me."

Some students say the risk is too great....they're staying away from the first round in St. Louis.

National ticket broker ,Stubhub, reports a high number of calls from Shocker fans this week. They advise you inspect your ticket, closely. Check the bar code, which should reveal where the ticket came from. Also, check the seat and row against an arena map. Scammers will often put duplicate seat numbers or rows that don't exist.

The Better Business Bureau also has suggestions for ticket buyers.

Beware of ticket offers at extreme discount prices.

Be sure to get and confirm your seller's contact information before you buy.

Be wary of ads that offer extra incentives like merchandise.

And never pay with cash or wire money. paying with a credit card should protect you, in case you buy a fake ticket.

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