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Beware of counterfeit Vikings tickets

MINNEAPOLIS — With the Minnesota Vikings home opener just days away, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning fans to watch out for fake tickets from scalpers and online fraudsters before the game.

To avoid getting ripped off, BBB recommends people use a reputable online ticket brokers such as www.nfl.com/tickets or look for online brokers with the BBB seal on their website and research them online at www.bbb.org.

The bureau also recommends to never wire money. If an out of town seller online claims to have tickets to the game, be careful. Any request by the seller to have you wire money to pay for the tickets should be the big red flag that makes you walk away. This is virtually always the sign of a scam.

The Vikings organization also offers these two pieces of advice: Always check with the Vikings Ticket Office or the ticket booths to see if tickets are available. Oftentimes the visiting team may return tickets on the day of the game. And they urge fans to never buy an Eticket or TicketFast ticket (printed on 81/2” x 11” paper) from anyone as most of the counterfeits are those type of tickets.

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