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SCAM ALERT: Beware Of Fake Tournament Tickets

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SPOKANE, Wash. - As March Madness continues to grip the Inland Northwest, there are some that are trying to take advantage of fan's excitement and take cash right out of their pocket.

You could say Bonnie Stewart has been swept up by basketball fever. The Spokane resident says she got hooked on hoops, watching the Gonzaga women this season.

Wanting to see more, Bonnie was buying tickets today to see the third and fourth rounds of the NCAA tournament at the Spokane Arena in hopes of seeing her Bulldogs.

For most basketball fans, March is their favorite month of the year and scammers know this. On sites like Craigslist you can find tickets and seats at unbelievable deals and sometimes they're just that.

The Better Business Bureau says fans need to be aware of criminals trying to take advantage of fans desperate to see their favorite teams.    

The BBB has a few tips for those hoping to score tickets to see their team this post season.

They say to only purchase tickets from legitimate companies.

If you find tickets cheaper somewhere online, there's a good chance they could be fake.

They also say to use a credit card when buying tickets. If you wire money or send cash there's no way to get it back. But if you use a credit card and the ticket turns out to be fake, you can dispute that charge with your credit card company.

Finally they want to remind everyone to do their research and remember, if it seems too good to be true it probably is.

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