Warnings against March Madness scams - Tucson News Now

Warnings against March Madness scams

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

With the frenetic pace of basketball games during the NCAA Tournament, scammers are ramping up their efforts to con people out of money.

The Better Business Bureau warns about scams involving tickets, clothing, and memorabilia.

The BBB says to beware of thieves selling clothes using unlicensed names and logos. And cheap clothes might seem like a good deal, but are likely to not be of as high quality as the real deal.

Some websites will offer memorabilia online, but just want to get a hold of credit card numbers to drain bank accounts.

Your best way to avoid scams is to buy directly from the university or the league.

Counterfeit tickets are also a threat this time of year. Many websites allow people to buy and sell tickets, but some don't offer guarantees. The BBB recommends reputable online ticket marketplaces.

Wildcat fans, before you get your gear to commemorate this March Madness run, make sure it's legal and from the right sources.

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