Don't Get Fouled Getting NCAA Tourney Tickets

March 14, 2017 - 12:48 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Tickets to the NCAA men's basketball tournament games this week at KeyBank Center is no easy feat. But you could easily be fouled.

"First you want to see the ticket, make sure it's an official ticket. You want to check seats and sections to make sure they're actual sections at the KeyBank Center," says Melanie McGovern of the Better Business Bureau. "If you're buying online, look for a secure website. If you have any questions, you can check out our scamtracker."

McGovern suggests using a ticket broker as opposed to a scalper. "A ticket broker is a legitimate and accredited reseller while a ticket scalper is an unregulated and unlicensed ticket seller," says McGovern.

McGovern says you can also go to the source. "The NCAA advises fans to buy from the official website, or host schools’ ticket offices. The NCAA Ticket Exchange is the only 100% guaranteed, NCAA-approved secondary ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell NCAA Basketball Championship tickets with other fans. Ticket holders who are unable to attend a game or if their team gets eliminated, they have a place to safely sell tickets and buyers can be assured that the tickets are authentic and guaranteed," adds McGovern.

McGovern adds pay with a credit card so if you get ripped off, you have some recourse if the tickets are not as promised. 
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