Baseball fans are striking out from ticket scams ahead of the World Series.

Who Is It Targeting: Individuals planning to attend any of the World Series games

What Is It:  The attorney general is warning baseball fans of World Series ticket scams. Individuals hoping to find tickets at a discounted rate may resort to third-party sellers who advertise on websites or in person. In most cases, victims are asked to  pay for the tickets through a wire transfer, cash or prepaid cards and either  receive counterfeit tickets or none at all.

What Are They After: Money

How Can You Avoid It:

  • Only purchase tickets through reputable websites online. Always research companies online before purchasing.
  • Pay with a credit card in case you need to dispute any charges.

If you think you may be a victim of identity theft, contact the Identity Theft Resource Center for toll-free, no-cost assistance at (888) 400-5530. Find more information about current scams and alerts here.

For full details of this scam check out this article from Herald Dispatch.