August 13, 2022

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — As college basketball fans prepare to pack into Fiserv Forum for March Madness action Friday in Milwaukee, the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers not to get fouled online by ticket scams.

“It’s easy to fall for a ticket scam,” explained Lisa Schiller with the Better Business Bureau. “Consumers have to really be careful.”

Ticket prices for the two sessions that will be held at Fiserv Forum range from over a hundred dollars in some sections to over a thousand in others. Schiller says that big events with high demand provide the perfect opportunity for scammers.

“We see this all the time,” Schiller said. “Every year, especially when it’s a hot ticket, our sports teams are doing very well and everybody wants to go, wants a ticket.”

Anthony Deleon is visiting from Chicago with his nephew, Cameron Goosby. Both basketball fans, they plan to watch free practice at Fiserv Forum Thursday, and if they find a ticket in their price range, may try and take in a session of games Friday night. Still, they have their guard up when it comes to online ticket sales.

“You have to keep your eye out for that and make sure it’s legit because you don’t want to get to the door after giving the guy a couple hundred bucks and it’s like, you know?” Deleon said….

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