The hottest tickets in town right now are those to the NCAA Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha this weekend. There are many people still wanting tickets but unfortunately scammers are waiting to take their hard earned money. Better Business Bureau CEO Jim Hegarty says fans may not be getting what they pay for and in some cases the tickets are not legit at all.
Hegarty says, “We are talking about some really expensive tickets to just sit about anywhere inside the arena so this is just a breeding ground for counterfeit ticket sales, tickets that maybe aren’t exactly what were promised. It is virtually impossible to get them from the NCAA now so people will probably have to go to ticket re-sellers.”
Hegarty says there are several reputable secondary market ticket sellers in the Omaha area but he says it still a good idea to check their status with the BBB. He says if you are buying them from a scalper or off of Craigslist, let the buyer beware.
Hegarty says the have seen counterfeit ticket sales in other parts of the country where regional tournaments have been held. Unfortunately the BBB here won’t get complaints until the start of the games here.