AG Jeff Landry Warns College Football Playoff Fans of the Potential for Ticket Scams
With events the size of the CFP Championship Game happening in the state comes the opportunity for fraudulent tickets to end up in fans’ hands. Attorney General Jeff Landry warns to be on the lookout for red flags if you are hoping to cheer on LSU at the Superdome this Monday.
“Be skeptical of anything that seems too good to be true. Certainly, if tickets are being offered for less than face value, that should tell you something. You want to stick with reputable ticket brokers,” said Landry.
Landry adds if the seller is a member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers that is usually a good sign they are a legit source for tickets.
Landry says there will be no print-at-home PDF tickets that will be considered valid at the entry of the game.
“You want to verify mobile tickets. Mobile tickets can only be transferred via the official College Football Playoff app, which you can download on Apple or Android,” said Landry.
Landry says if you have already purchased tickets and want to verify authenticity, you can do so by contacting the College Football Playoff ticket office.
“Call the College Football Playoff ticket office to verify the particular tickets and of course if they have been or know that they have been scammed, we ask that they call our consumer protection hotline,” said Landry.
Landry suggests using methods of payment that come with protections. Debit cards, wire transfers, and cash are all extremely risky.