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How you can defend against March Madness Ticket Scams

The NCAA previously announced that fans will be allowed at March Madness, with up to 25% capacity at Indiana venues. But with limited capacity, security experts believe the demand for tickets will be higher and suggest taking steps to protect yourself from ticket scams.

“Each year, the NCAA reminds fans who plans to attend the tournament games to purchase tickets from authorized sources to reduce chances of fraudulent activities,” a spokesperson with the NCAA told FOX59.

Tim Maniscalo, president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving central Indiana, said scams for large sporting events are not uncommon.

“Whenever we see an event like this, we always see an uptick in websites that are out there to cheat you, scam you. This is a prime situation for a scammer to get in there.”

Maniscalo said people who decide to search for tickets online need to be cautious of scams and fake websites that intend to rip off buyers.

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