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How To Protect Yourself From Ticket Scams, BBB Tips

The Super Bowl is coming up and it is the hottest ticket of 2020! However, it is also the easiest ticket scam of the New Year as well. The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be smart when searching for Super Bowl and other hot commodity tickets to be sure they are purchasing from a legitimate source.

Here are some tips for buying tickets, whether you are looking for tickets for the big game or any other event:

  • Purchase directly from the venue whenever you can. 
  • Consider your source. Know the difference between a professional broker, a scalper and a scammer .
  • Do a background check on your seller/broker. Look them up on Check to see if they are a member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers. see if they are on
  • Buy only from vendors you trust. 
  • Know the refund policy. This is extremely important. If this policy is not clearly stated or is ambiguous, it should be a red flag for you to avoid this broker.
  • Use payment methods that come with protection ike a credit card. 
  • Use good judgment, be wary of advertisements. 
  • If you’re unsure, verify your tickets. Visit to the arena where the event will be held, see if they can verify if your ticket.

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About the Author: Aisha K. Staggers is a writer, lecturer, political analyst and literary agent. She appears weekly for “Staggers’ State of Things” on the Dr. Vibe Show. Her work has been published by Paper Magazine, AfroPunk, The Spool, GREY Journal, MTV News, HuffPost, Blavity, Atlanta Blackstar, For Harriet, New York Review of Books and a host of other first-run publications and syndicated outlets. Find her on Twitter @AishaStaggers. For more of her work, check out her page here!

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