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Super Bowl Scams Target Hardcore NFL Fans

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By Admin on February 01, 2011 5:52 AM

Beware NFL fans, the Super Bowl scams are upon us.

"It is important for football fans to carefully review the details of any ticket offer or travel promotion before handing over cash or credit card information," Attorney General Bill Ryan of Pennsylvania said. "Scam artists are counting on the fact that enthusiastic fans will get caught up in the excitement of the Super Bowl and will not be as attentive as they should be."

Looking to score tickets to watch or party at the big game but don't want to be a victim of Super Bowl scams? FindLaw is here to save the day. Here are some tips that will help you avoid being on the outside looking in with an empty wallet:

  • Don't buy the tickets from people on the street. Pay through a secure website. Sure, you might not get as good of a deal, but do you really want to fork over $8,000 to some guy standing next to a trash dumpster with a cardboard sign?
  • Make sure that you verify the location of the seats versus a seating chart to avoid nonexistent seats or bad seats with an obstructed view, recommends the Better Business Bureau.
  • If a deal seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is. Some guy selling four tickets for less than face value on Craigslist because he has to go out of town on a business trip? Sure, it could be true. But it's not. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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