It's a warning we have given you before, but one worth repeating - if you are looking for tickets to Cardinal Baseball, be wary of any seller not officially associated with the team. Fans looking for a way into Busch Stadium as we approach opening day need to be alert to scammers selling bogus tickets, the Better Business Bureau advises.
The opportunity for sports fans to be scammed by fake ticket sellers occurs most often when people buy tickets from individuals outside the stadium, on the street or through online auctions, classified ads and bulletin boards. BBB spokesman Bill Smith says some of the counterfeit tickets are very convincing.
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The secondary market for sporting and entertainment tickets is a $10 billion a year industry. It includes tickets bought and sold by professional brokers as well as those purchased and resold by speculators and season ticket holders. Tickets purchased for sports and entertainment events are the source of hundreds of BBB complaints by consumers nationwide.