On Sunday, February 3rd, Super Bowl 53 kicks off! As consumers follow the ball’s trajectory, scammers sit right behind them, stealthily picking their pockets. In fact, thievery is going on even now. Your Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns that recurrent scams have been accompanying Super Bowl fever for decades. Sports fans’ attachment to their teams is the perfect setup for crooks seeking to attack their wallets. Here’s BBB’s coaching advice for fans who need a strong defense against “Team Scammer.”
If you’re trying to get tickets to the game at this late date, you probably have to deal with sellers and brokers. Number one rule: Check them out at bbb.org. Other customers may have shared their experiences with that particular entity. It’s also important to look them up with the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB). If they are members, there is a 200% guarantee that tickets will arrive in time.
Some more points to keep in mind:
Sales for team-specific sports apparel always spikes around Super Bowl time. For fans who want to get into their team’s spirit it can be hard to resist what looks like a great price for a team jersey. Scammers know this and try to take advantage of it. The result can be a product of inferior quality that has the distinct odor of counterfeiting about it. Here are BBB’s tips:
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