GREEN BAY (WITI) -- Dozens of Packers fans thought they were scoring a great deal on tickets to a game. Instead, they lost thousands in a ticket scam. So what can you do to avoid becoming a victim of something similar?
Whether it's a big show or the big game, to get inside, you need tickets! While you can go to the box office or order them on the phone, these days, most people are getting their tickets online.
It usually takes just a few clicks, but the simple process can get complicated. Not all online ticket sale websites are the same, and if you don't get them from the right place, you'll be left out in the cold.
So what can you do to avoid ticket-buying pitfalls?
- Always read the fine print. Oftentimes, it will reveal important details that could otherwise be missed.
- Know who you are buying from. Buying tickets from a reputable seller is important. You can check a seller's rating with the Better Business Bureau and look to see whether they are part of the National Association of Ticket Brokers.
- Check the ticket vendor's guarantee policies. This will give you important details on what happens if the event gets cancelled.
- Buy tickets with a credit card. No matter where you purchase them, this will make it much easier to dispute any charges if you need to.
Police in Marshfield arrested a 37-year-old man in the Packers ticket scam. The case remains under investigation.
CLICK HERE for the "Practical guide to buying live event and sports tickets" via the National Consumers League.
CLICK HERE to access the National Association of Ticket Brokers' website.