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Better Business Bureau: Don't Get Sacked by Fake Seahawks Tix

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Looking to score tickets for Saturday's Seahawks game? The Better Business Bureau says beware of fake plays by "re-sellers." Looking to score tickets for Saturday's Seahawks game? The Better Business Bureau says beware of fake plays by "re-sellers."

Looking to score tickets for Saturday's Seahawks game? The Better Business Bureau says beware of fake plays by "re-sellers."

In the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, the BBB says fans seeking tickets are searching online classifieds in hopes of finding private dealers willing to sell off valuable tickets. The bureau says ticket seekers need to be "extremely cautious" when buying from third party sellers.

The BBB reminds consumers to stick with their playbooks:

  • Spot the fakes. Learn how real tickets look and feel; watch for flimsy paper, smeared ink and uneven margins. When in doubt, walk away.
  • Go with star players. Use reliable and verifiable ticket sellers and resellers that hold vendors responsible for ticket authenticity.
  • Avoid the sack. Never wire funds to make purchases. Use credit cards online and dispute the charges if tickets don't arrive or turn out to be fakes.
  • Call a timeout. Avoid sellers that fail to provide contact information or prefer to conduct transactions privately. When buying tickets from local sellers, meet them in well-lit public places and bring a friend.

 Currently on the NFL ticket exchange website, there are 291 Super Bowl tickets for sale. Prices start at more than $3,000, with some seats going for more than $14,000.

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