Beware of ticket scams as March Madness approaches

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March Madness is almost here and there are plenty of basketball fans looking to buy tickets.

But, if you’re looking for tickets, you need to be careful — there are lots of scammers out there who want to take advantage of last-minute buyers or people looking for a good deal.

“As Indiana prepares to play host to the biggest basketball tournament of the year, Hoosiers should do their research and exercise caution before making any online ticket purchases,” Attorney General Rokita said.

Following these tips can help you avoid ticket scams:

– Buy tickets from a trusted vendor or official website.

– Understand what the vendor’s refund, exchange, or return policy is before purchasing tickets.

– Use a credit card to purchase tickets and avoid using cash, gift cards, or wire money for tickets you have found online.

– Be wary of advertisements with extremely discounted prices. If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

If you’ve been scammed, you can file a complaint online at or by calling 1-800-382-5516.

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Charles U Farley March 15, 2021 at 8:30 am

Even if you buy a “legitimate” ticket, it’s still a scam.

The bread is stale, and the circuses aren’t very entertaining.


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