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Ohio Attorney General warns of Sugar Bowl ticket scam

Ohio Attorney General warns of Sugar Bowl ticket scam Ohio Attorney General warns of Sugar Bowl ticket scam
COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) -

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned football fans to be skeptical when buying 2015 Sugar Bowl tickets after two people lost a reported $800 on Craigslist.

According to the report, a Franklin County individual found six lower-level tickets on Craigslist for the Ohio State-Alabama game for $800. The seller claimed to be a military service member, and showed the potential buyer a military ID. The seller of the tickets stole the ID from a military member and used it as part of the scam.

"For every scam that gets reported there are probably 10 or more that don't, so we want consumers to be careful," Dewine said. "If someone says you have to wire money to buy tickets, it's likely a scam."

Consumers should look out for these red flags when buying tickets:

  • An online seller who draws attention to his or her military status
  • Requests for payments via wire transfer or money transfer
  • Requests for payment using a prepaid money card
  • Prices that are too good to be true (such as Sugar Bowl tickets for less than $100 or $200 each)

Ohioans are encouraged to report any suspicious ads to the Ohio Attorney General's office at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov

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