As the Patriots hurtle towards the American Football Conference championships this weekend, the Attorney General’s office is warning fans not to fall for ticket scams.
For high profile games like the AFC Championships or the Super bowl demand for tickets goes up, and with it, the opportunity for scams. The AG’s office reminds local fans not to let themselves be tricked just to get a real-life glimpse of the grid-iron. If you missed out on regular tickets don’t go to sites like Craigslist to find one.
Attorney General spokesperson Amy Kempe says use a legitimate reseller or ticket broker, like Stubhub or Vivid Seats. “That way, you are working with a legitimate business that has a track record, and that has recourse if something goes wrong,” said Kempe.
She said scam tickets are hard to differentiate from the real thing. “You’re going to get those tickets, you’re going to show up at Gillette Stadium, and when the ticket takers scan the ticket it’s going to come back as a fake. And you’re going to be out of a ticket, out of the game, and out of your money.”
Kempe added, fans can check with the better business bureau, to make sure a seller has a good track record. She said one can often spot a fake if a ticket is selling near face-value somewhere other than the NFL or Patriots’ website.
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