CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is cautioning football fans to be alert when buying tickets to upcoming games from individuals and third-party resellers.
“As college football season approaches, our office wants to remind consumers to be aware of the risks when purchasing game tickets from a private individual or third-party seller,” Morrisey said in a press release. “Although there are reputable ticket resellers who offer guarantees, consumers may want to purchase tickets through the respective university’s ticket office to ensure the legitimacy of their tickets.”
Both West Virginia University and Marshall University have policies in place forbidding the scalping of tickets on university property. According to the policy, those found scalping tickets will be asked to leave university property. Fans need to double check tickets to make sure they are not falling prey to fake tickets or a scam.
“Too-good-to-be-true tickets deals are, unfortunately, usually just that,” Morrisey said. “Do your homework before purchasing tickets so you can enjoy the game without any hassle or concerns.”
Ticket scams can be reported to the university holding the event, and consumers also can call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-368-8808, or file a consumer complaint online at www.ago.wv.gov.