Lexington: With March Madness officially underway, the Better Business Bureau serving Central & Eastern Kentucky is reminding basketball fans to steer clear of tournament ticket scams.
The agency suggests following these tips:
■ If you buy a ticket outside the event or online, remember there usually are no refunds or guarantees. Research the ticket site or seller to see if it provides buyer protections, such as money-back guarantees if tickets are fake.
■ Be wary of ticket offers at extreme discount prices. They are generally too good to be true. Buy at your own risk if you choose to use a site that offers no guarantees or seller identification. Always use a credit card for extra protections if the tickets are fake or you don’t receive them.
■ The NCAA advises fans to buy from their website, or host schools ticket offices. The NCAA Ticket Exchange is the only guaranteed, NCAA-approved secondary ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship tickets with other fans. Go to Ncaa.com/tickets.
■ Report any suspected ticket scams to local law enforcement and your BBB. Visit Bbb.org/lexington or call 1-800-866-6668.