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With the Super Bowl coming to Miami, here's how to avoid ticket scams

C. Isaiah Smalls II, Miami Herald on

Published in Football

MIAMI -- Miami will be a hot destination over the next few months.

Between the Super Bowl, "Hamilton" and spring break, all kinds of people will be temporarily calling the 305 home.

But as with any big event, there are always people trying to put one over on you. The most common way? Ticket fraud.

According to the Chicago Tribune, ticket scams affect approximately 5 million people a year. That's a high figure considering how much foot traffic South Florida will see in the coming months.

To help you steer clear of scammers, the Herald put together a list of tips that'll keep you fraud free.

BUY FROM PRIMARY SELLERS

 

This is the only foolproof way to avoid ticket fraud. Primary sellers include the venue (e.g., Arsht Center) or the organization hosting the event (e.g., the NFL).

MAKE SURE SECONDARY SELLER IS FROM REPUTABLE SOURCE

If an event sells out quickly, you might have to turn to the secondary market. Tickets on the secondary market are re-sold usually for a profit. That means you have to make sure the source is an authorized seller.

The most common authorized sellers are StubHub, LiveNation, Ticketmaster, Vivid Seats and Seat Geek.

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