Thursday marks two weeks until the Seahawks preseason gets underway.  And then weeks after that Washington State and Oregon State will start their respective seasons.  The Better Business Bureau is warning the farming community to be on their toes when looking to purchase sports tickets of any kind.  Last year alone, fans reported losing nearly $4,000 to ticket scams.


The BBB’s Lauren Hall says one of the most important steps is to pay with a credit card, which offers protection in the event of a scam.  She also says it’s important ot verify the ticket, by asking for a copy of the seller’s invoice, or the purchasing receipts.  And if you’re shopping on-line, make sure the website is legitimate.


“Always make sure the website you’re going through id secure, meaning that the address of the website starts with https, s meaning secure, and it includes a lock symbol in the address bar.”


Hall said if you do fall for a ticket scam, go on the offensive.


“Try to contact the credit card company that you paid with and see if they can help you obtain a refund.  And if you are ever a victim of any kind of scam, always report it to BBB scam tracker and we can help others from falling as victims to scams as well.”


Hall added when possible, purchase the tickets through the direct ticket office to remove any confusions.  The Seahawks start the preseason on Thursday August 9th v the Indianapolis Colts.




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