With the baseball post-season now underway, the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs could be back in St. Louis for Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday. Fans looking for a way into Busch Stadium 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 Investigator Bill Smith tells The Big Z buying tickets online has turned into one of the more common ways to get tickets to all kinds of events.
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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.