September 24, 2021
Scam/Fraud

Attorney General warns sports fans of ticket scalping

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning consumers to be cautious when purchasing tickets to their favorite sporting events as football season begins and baseball’s postseason approaches.

“There’s perhaps nothing better than rooting on the home team, but consumers must remain vigilant when buying tickets,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Scalpers can sense your passion. It’s crucial that you take your time, ask questions and make sure that you’re dealing with a reputable vendor.”

The Attorney General urged consumers to purchase tickets from the box office or a well-known ticket vendor. Doing so will help ensure the legitimacy of the ticket, while also supporting the team or university.

Those choosing another route should double-check their ticket and remember that an unbelievably good deal may leave the consumer with no ticket at all.

Tips to consider include the following:

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