Beware of World Series ticket scams

Beware of World Series ticket scams
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Indians fans to beware of ticket scams heading into the World Series.

"This is a very exciting time for Cleveland," DeWine said. "It's also the kind of environment that's ripe for scams, unfortunately. We just want Cleveland fans to be able to enjoy every moment of this, without getting ripped off."

Ticket scams involve third-party sellers who aren't associated with the event. They may advertise online on websites like Craigslist or in person. DeWine says that scammers usually ask customers to pay via wire transfer, cash, prepaid money cards or other difficult to trace methods.

To avoid ticket scams, customers should buy from reputable sellers as opposed to third-party individuals. They should also check the venue's ticket policies and consider paying with a credit card, whenever possible, since those charges are easier to dispute. DeWine also says you should be skeptical of offers that are too good to be true; currently, World Series tickets that aren't going to cost you an arm and a leg are probably iffy.

Report a suspected scam if you see one to prevent yourself and others from becoming a victim.

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