Scammers in Illinois will do anything to steal money from innocent people and their latest scams are targeting music and sports fans.

Be Careful Purchasing Tickets For Concerts And Sports In Illinois

Everyone has hobbies like golf, fishing, motorcycles, collecting, etc. For me, it's going to see my favorite bands and teams in person. A lot of people enjoy that too, so when it comes to popular events the tickets sell out fast.

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If you have your heart set on going, you'll have to hit the secondary market which is expensive and risky. Those are two words I don't like seeing together. It's already a lot but then to be taxed on top of that, you want to make sure you don't get scammed.

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Fake tickets have become a huge scam in Illinois. Especially, because everything is digital nowadays including your payment and entry into the event. That seems to make it much easier to fool people. If you don't know the seller, then be very cautious.

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The number one rule of thumb is if the deal seems too good to be true then it's a scam. Make sure you use well-known ticket brokers. You can easily look up reviews on the internet. Avoid purchasing them on places like Facebook marketplace.

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I suggest using a payment method that makes it easier to get refunds. Never pay in cash. Also, be careful to not give them any personal info. If you do get ripped off, contact the authorities and Better Business Bureau.

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