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RALEIGH — With college and professional football seasons kicking off in September, the Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina is warning fans about the possibility of paperless ticket scams.

“People are excited about seeing their teams in person this year making them more eager than ever to purchase tickets,” Mallory Wojciechowski, president and CEO of BBB, said in a recent release. “It is important for customers to be aware of the most common ways that scammers have been taking advantage of paperless tickets including ‘selling’ tickets, receiving payment, and then sending fake ticket emails or sending links that lead to getting personal and credit card information.”

The BBB offers the following tips to avoid paperless ticket scams:

  • Consider the source. Try your best to purchase the tickets…

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