Fans will want to take extra precautions when buying second-hand tickets to watch the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL playoffs due to counterfeits and scams.
There is a massive number of Minnesota Vikings fans who will be packed inside U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, January 14th to watch the Divisional Round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.
However, there are also bound to be several sad fans left outside because of being scammed or being given a counterfeit ticket from a second-hand source like a Facebook group or post on Craigslist.
Recently, the official website of the Minnesota Vikings posted an article warning fans coming to the game to be extra careful about their tickets since there will be a lot of individuals attempting to swindle people out of money.
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The Vikings encourage fans to buy through official sources like the Vikings Ticket Office, NFL TicketExchange, or the official Ticketmaster website. However, they do have some other advice for fans who are buying in person or from a different website:
- Find the BBB Online seal and click on the link to ensure that it is valid.
- Do not make transactions outside of BBB approved websites if the deal is made on the site.
- Pay only with PayPal or Credit Cards to ensure some kind of protection. NEVER CASH.
- Scrutinize the tickets closely for inaccuracies or alterations.
- On game day, have the seller to walk to the stadium gates with you to ensure the tickets are scanned. Plus, get a photo of the seller and their ID card.
People buying unverified second-hand tickets should know the risk of doing so. There is always a chance that fans could be left out in the cold if they aren’t careful when buying tickets, so be careful and remember that if a deal sounds too good to be true that it likely is.