So you found a deal on NCAA tickets that seems to good to be true? It probably is, the Better Business Bureau of Central and Eastern Kentucky warned.
The BBB issued a release Monday with tips to avoid getting scammed as you try to get tickets to see the University of Kentucky, Morehead State or University of Louisville teams on the road to the NCAA championship.
The BBB suggests that fans:
■ Check online ticket brokerage Web sites and other business' standings with the BBB. Call (859) 259-1008 or 1-800-866-6668, or go to Bluegrass.bbb.org. If the company is outside Kentucky, look it up at BBB.org.
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■ Use secure Web sites for online transactions. When you are entering payment, a secure page will have a small padlock image somewhere on the page. A secure Web site address begins with "https" instead of the standard "http."
■ If buying online, beware of sellers who lead you away from secure transaction methods such as PayPal, and avoid those who discourage use of credit cards. If you use a credit card and something goes wrong, you might be able to dispute the charge with the credit card provider.
■ Beware of sellers that want to be paid via MoneyGram or other wire services. There is no way to trace that cash if something goes wrong.
■ Buy only from reliable sources. If you buy tickets from unfamiliar sources or scalpers, there is no guarantee the tickets will be genuine. You cannot get into games with altered or counterfeit tickets.