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Summer’s Bummer: Event Ticket Scams

Nearly 5 million people a year pay for tickets to concerts, sporting events and theme parks that prove to be fakes. And it’s not just “scalpers” hawking outside at the gate who should be avoided. (They collect more than $4 million per month in such bogus sales.)Baseball tickets scam

Increasingly, ticket trickery results when you buy from classified ads on Craigslist, eBay or on ticket-selling websites that appear to be legitimate but are anything but.

So let the buyer beware – and here’s how to steer clear of this burgeoning scam, especially rampant during summer months:


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