PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With Phillies tickets at a premium, it’s easy to get scammed.
“If you’re buying them on the street, it’s buyer beware!” says John Weber, VP of sales and ticket operations for the Phillies. Weber says the last thing you want to do is hand over cash to a stranger for a ticket that may or may not be usable:
“If you don’t have a ticket to the game and you’re not meeting someone, you’re not going to be able to buy tickets from reputable people down here at the ballpark.”
He says unfortunately, scammers sometimes win by preying on the fans:
“You always have a couple here and there, you’re not going to hear about all of them, because if somebody buys tickets illegally then figures it out, you know they may just walk away.”
Weber says if you’re still trying to get a ticket to the sold out Phillies game, turn to a reputable, trackable source like www.StubHub.com, which is a secondary ticket outlet for Major League Baseball. You’ll have to pay, but the tickets will be real.
Reported by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio