By: Bret Bevens, PDT Sports Writer
November 23, 2012
PDT Staff Writer
If you’re going to go through the non-traditional method of buying tickets to the Ohio State/Michigan football game this weekend, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning you to be wary of last-minute ticket sales to big games or events.
“Ohioans have been continually scammed by online ticket sellers,” DeWine said. “We want to remind Ohioans to be careful when purchasing tickets online from third party vendors or online market places.”
For example, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has reports of fraudulent tickets being sold for the Ohio State v. Michigan game. A consumer thought he bought tickets online and wired money to have the tickets mailed. The tickets never arrived.
The Federal Trade Commission offers the following tips to protect yourself from a ticket scam:
DeWine said additionally, wiring money or using prepaid credit cards is a preferred way for scammers to be paid. DeWine said people should be very cautious when a seller asks for one of these methods.
For more information about ticket scams, other scam alerts, and consumer information visit www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.
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