The Better Business Bureau warns Chicago baseball fans on Saturday that scammers are selling fake White Sox spray-off tickets.

According to Steve Burnas, president and CEO of BBB, which serves Chicago and northern Illinois, scammers use the excitement surrounding the postseason to sell counterfeit tickets and merchandise.

“There are countless ways consumers can find tickets online, including online marketplaces, ticket vendors, and resellers, but unfortunately some of them are stolen goods,” says Bernas.

Tickets are sold primarily electronically, so according to the BBB, the ticket and QR code required for admission may not be detected as fake until you arrive at the gate.

BBB has received hundreds of ticket fraud complaints over the past year for sporting events, concerts and theater performances.

According to BBB, hundreds of complaints have been received from customers who purchased counterfeit products that appeared as official Major League Baseball apparel.

Here are some tips from BBB to buy a legitimate ticket:

  • Buy tickets from known sources or venues
  • Search for ticket vendors through BBB and verify their legitimacy
  • Know your refund policy before you buy
  • Please use a credit card when making purchases for protection.Debit cards, wire transfers, or cash transactions can cause additional losses
  • Beware of fake ads promoting cheap tickets
  • Please note the high transaction fees on the last page of the purchase.Some ticket sellers collect personal information…

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