LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) - Buying tickets online for events like concerts has become the norm, but some tickets purchased online could be phony.
The Michigan Attorney General's Office has put out some tips to avoid Internet ticket scams and ensure online vendors are reputable.
Tips to protect yourself from the Attorney General's Office:
- If a website begins with "https," the "s" indicates a website is secure and takes precautions to protect buyers' personal information.
- A closed lock at the bottom of the screen indicates a site is secure.
- Be wary of "for sale by owner" tickets. These are not sold by official vendors and may be counterfeit.
- Physically inspect tickets purchased through third-party vendors to ensure they have all official markings and are legitimate.
- Venues may offer feedback back about ticket authenticity.
Consumers can check the history of online sellers through the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division. It cannot guarantee a seller's legitimacy, but does keep track of complaints against sellers.
Attorney General's Office resources online:
Online Ticket Purchasing
'Tis the Season for Protecting Yourself When Making Purchases
AG's office online complaint form
Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division
P.O. Box 30213
Lansing, MI 48909
Toll free: 877-765-8388
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