How To Spot Fake Cubs Tickets And Avoid Scams During The Playoffs

With the Cubs finishing the season with the best record in baseball, excitement for the playoffs is through the roof. With this enthusiasm amongst fans, demand for tickets is incredibly high. There’s even a listing for $1 million World Series tickets on StubHub.

Unfortunately, it becomes easier to take advantage of people with fake tickets when demand is this high. That’s why we’re providing you with a few simple steps to make sure your tickets are legit.

Better Business President & CEO Steve J. Bernas said in a statement,

“Whenever there’s excitement about a special event, like the Cubs post-season appearance, there are counterfeiters who want to take advantage. Illegal ticket sellers know that fan fever can often cloud common sense and smart buying, people need to be careful so they are not ripped-off by bad guys selling fake tickets and poor quality, unlicensed merchandise.”

The Better Business Bureau has a few recommendations (listed below) as well as resources to avoid falling for fake tickets or scams in Chicago.

Here’s what the BBB advises consumers.

  • Don’t fall for too-good-to-be-true deals
  • Purchase from the venue
  • Buy tickets and merchandise from a reputable ticket broker or retailer
  • Look for the official hologram and license from the sports league
  • Use a credit card if possible, so you can appeal to the card company
  • Report scammers

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