‘Field of schemes’ lurking for desperate World Series ticket buyers

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CHICAGO -- Devoted fans could get duped by scammers who are trying to profit off the popularity of the Cubs when the World Series comes back to Wrigley Friday..

It’s the hottest ticket in town - and on Stubhub.

“In terms of traffic demand, prices, by far it’s the most popular World Series game that Stubhub has ever seen,” said Cameron Papp, Communications Manager at Stubhub.

Currently on Stubhub, it will cost you around $2,000 just to step foot in the stadium. There are plenty of ticket offers popping up on Craigslist but buyer beware.

President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau in Chicago Steve Bernas calls it a “field of schemes.”

“There will be scammers at each and every game. I guarantee that,” he says.

Bernas says he has no tips on how to spot fakes. His advice is to buy only from someone you know, directly from Major League Baseball or a licensed ticket broker and make sure they’re really licensed.

“Just because they say they’re licensed doesn’t mean they’re licensed,” he said.

Other words of advice, if you do get your hands on tickets don’t post pictures of them on social media. Scammers can try to replicate them.

The Better Business Bureau says, unfortunately, many fans won’t know they’ve been scammed until they show up at Wrigley Field tomorrow and can’t get in.

More info at: http://www.bbb.org/chicago/



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