Consumer Watch: Don't get scammed buying NCAA tourney tickets

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by Andy Treinen

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:45 PM

(WHAS11) -- College basketball conference tournaments are in full swing and “Selection Sunday” is this weekend.

Now, the Better Business Bureau is warning people about scams related to tourney time.
  
Here in Kentuckiana we are very lucky to have three top notch college basketball teams with fan bases that can compete with anyone in the nation, but be careful Louisville, Kentucky and Indiana fans - there are people looking to take advantage of you.
 
Over the next couple of weeks NCAA tickets will be the hottest tickets in any town. Buy now and you can beat the scalpers. Rupp Arena in Lexington is hosting second and third round games and it’s a good bet Louisville will be there.

If you turn to Craigslist,  keep in mind thousands of tickets are listed with no guarantees. Sellers don't have to provide identification to list tickets and there are no refunds if you fire an air ball.

And, be sure to  check with the BBB's website for reputable secondary market ticket firms that provide buyer protections including money back guarantees if tickets are fake. Some even require the sellers credit card numbers so that card, and not yours is charged if the tickets are fake.

If you have a consumer tip send it to  consumerwatch@whas11.com.

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