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Here’s how to avoid ticket scams with Phoenix Suns in NBA Finals

Jul 6, 2021, 3:37 PM | Updated: 10:42 pm
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)...
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

PHOENIX — With the Suns in the NBA Finals for the first time in almost 30 years, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office has tips so that fans don’t fall victim to ticket scams.

Tickets for Suns home games on resale websites are starting at more than $500, so avoiding being duped is a top priority for Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Here are tips from his office:

• Buy tickets from trusted vendors.

• Do not pay for tickets with cash, wire transfer, gift cards, or pre-paid money transfer. If the tickets turn out to be fake, it is highly unlikely you will get your money back. If you pay by credit card and the tickets turn out to be fake, you can dispute the charge.

• Be wary of purchasing tickets from someone you don’t know on Craigslist, eBay or other similar person-to-person marketplace or auction sites.

• Be wary of advertisements with ridiculously low prices. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Scammers could also sell home-printed tickets to multiple buyers or sell original tickets that have been voided because they have already been re-sold.

“Scammers know that NBA Finals tickets are the hottest tickets in town,” Brnovich said. “If you have Suns fever, make sure any tickets you buy are the Real McCoy.”

The Suns will host the Bucks in Game 2 of the Finals from Phoenix Suns Arena on Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. Catch all the action on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

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Here’s how to avoid ticket scams with Phoenix Suns in NBA Finals