Eagles playoff tickets went on sale Tuesday. If you are buying, the state attorney general has a warning.
The Midstate has plenty of die-hard fans who are anxious to score tickets to the game, but it is easier than you think to get faked out by a scam artist.
"It doesn't cease to amaze me because I know myself, I'm a fan and I've really wanted to go to an event or take my kids to an event and I'll see a ticket for sale on Craigslist," said Detective Matthew Dotts, of the Derry Township Police Department. "But again if it's too good to be true, it probably is."
A sure sign that your tickets are fake is if someone asks you to wire money.
"If somebody wants paid by a Western Union, a money gram or a Green Dot card, you're getting scammed," Dotts said.
You will always want to use your credit card, but make sure you use it with a reputable vendor.
"If you buy your ticket from anywhere other than a true, legitimate retail source, whether it be StubHub or Ticketmaster or the actual box office of the event, you run the chance of being scammed and getting a counterfeit ticket," Dotts said.
If you do not know who you are getting your ticket from, the person could very easily make copies.
"It's easy to counterfeit a ticket," said Dotts. "Craigslist is the number one place to get fraudulent tickets from, and not only that, you also run the danger of meeting somebody that you don't actually know who they are."
If you still end up on the losing end of a scam, you should report it to the police and the attorney general's office at 1-800-441-2555.
"If you get scammed through one of these recognized ticket sales, you can get your money back and most of the time you will. If you did it Craigslist, eBay, or a hand-to-hand sale, chances are you're not getting your money back," Dotts said.
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