In Your Corner: Avoid Thunder ticket scams
OKLAHOMA CITY — We continue to warn you about Thunder ticket scams.
Scam artists are selling counterfeit tickets and posting bogus online ads to target and steal from Thunder fans.
Don’t get left out of the game.
Big time sporting events like the NBA Finals are a breeding ground for scammers outside Chesapeake Arena and in cyber land.
Last week we told you about Kate Henderson, a diehard OKC fan that was scammed out of hundreds of dollars by someone posing as a Thunder season ticket holder on craigslist.
She said, “I don’t think we’re going to get our money back but I just want these people to learn a lesson and I don’t want anyone else to get taken advantage of.”
OKC Thunder spokesman Dan Mahoney said the only authorized online Thunder ticket retailer is the Thunder’s ticket exchange.
“There are some online ticket brokers that offer refunds and guarantee you’ll be able to get your money back if it’s a fraudulent ticket,” he said. “That doesn’t do you much good when the game’s about to start and you can’t get in.”
Don’t become a victim of ticket fraud.
Educate yourself on the current going rate for Thunder tickets.
Only purchase tickets from reputable sources.
Demand to meet the seller in person and when purchasing online, only use a credit card or PayPal account.