Cardinals could clinch Friday; ticket scammer waiting to cash in
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Friday night, the Cardinals could clinch the National League Central Title when they kick off a three-game series with the Cubs at Busch Stadium. And that means ticket scammers will be out in force.
Cardinals Nation has the best fans in baseball. they have been waiting all Spring and Summer for a night like this. But scammers have been waiting too.
If the Cardinals win against the cubs, they will go to the divisional series and will be on the path to another World Series championship.
Their last visit was tainted with stories of fans paying hundreds for tickets they bought online, getting to the gate, and finding out those tickets were worthless counterfeits.
The Better Business Bureau is warning fans about the scams they may encounter.
“You get into the World Series or the farther you advance, the more expensive the tickets become, the more lucrative they become for a scammer to get involved. And, our warning is basically the same it’s been in the past,” said Bill Smith with the BBB.
Those warnings include doing your research on any person or website offering to sell tickets, especially if the vendor is not the official St. Louis Cardinal’s website.
Look for the BBB logo on any site that offers online ticket sales. And anyone who tried to lure you away from a legitimate site for a private sale is a red flag.