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Don’t Let March Madness Go To Your Wallet

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -  Turns out there’s a bad kind of March Madness – the kind that can invade your bank account when scammers come calling.

The Better Business Bureau of Missouri says big sporting events are always accompanied by get-rich-quick opportunists, especially when it comes to tickets.

“We heard from a person who bought some Super Bowl tickets from someone off of Craigslist,” the BBB’s Chris Thetford tells KMOX News. “They spent fifty-three hundred dollars and then ended up not getting any tickets. So it’s an example of how you need to be very careful on sites like that.”

He says the best way to guard against fraud is to book through reputable web sites and purchase tickets from sites that guarantee they’ll arrive on time.

Thetford also warns to watch out for those selling sports-related merchandise on Craigslist and elsewhere.

For more information on how to avoid getting taken by scammers, go to www.stlouisbbb.org.

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