Ohio attorney general warns of World Series ticket scams


CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians fans are being warned about ticket scams ahead of the World Series that begins Tuesday in Cleveland.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says it’s an exciting time for Indians fans. But he says it’s also an environment ripe for scams.

The attorney general warns that ticket scams often involve third-party individual sellers who may advertise on websites or in person. Scammers often instruct consumers to pay using wire transfer, cash or prepaid money cards. Consumers then receive nothing in return or tickets that are counterfeit, stolen, or otherwise invalid.

DeWine warns consumers to consider paying with a credit card, if possible. They also are urged to deal with reputable businesses and research a seller’s reputation before buying anything.

Consumers should report any suspected scams.