Con-artists target NCAA basketball fans

Con-artists target NCAA basketball fans


KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

SEATTLE, Wash. – Con-artists could be targeting local basketball fans now that two northwest teams are in the NCAA tournament.

David Quinlan with the Better Business Bureau says scammers will try to sell fake tickets and team gear to unsuspecting fans.

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He says they’ll even create fake team websites as a way to score your personal information and take your money.

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He says people can protect themselves by using a credit card to buy tickets online because you can dispute the charges if they don’t arrive or turn out to be fake.

Also refuse any offers to wire money, and research companies that are selling game tickets or team gear.


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