(WQOW) — The Milwaukee Bucks are heading to the playoffs this weekend, but before you start searching for a good ticket, police are reminding you to watch out for scammers.
Eau Claire Police Officer Joshua Miller says anytime there’s a major event or a sports team doing well it causes a lot of excitement within the community and that’s when the scammers come out.
Miller said when shopping online, you’re always pretty safe going with a trusted site like Ticketmaster, but if you do decide to purchase from a third party private seller you need to be cautious.
“It’s not a bad idea to have them send you a photograph of it so you can be sure it’s for the venue for the actual event,” Miller said.
“If there’s any way to check with them possibly through the Better Business Bureau, see if they have any complaints or anything like that, also you can to see if there’s a way to get a hold of them after the event if there’s any problems. “If they’re evasive with that maybe a good idea to look somewhere else.”
Miller said if you buy your ticket from a third party seller, you should never wire them money or use a cashier’s check.
He said you should always use a credit card because if it is a scam there’s a chance you could get your money back.
If you do fall victim to a scam, you call the police.