Ohio AG warns about fake Sugar Bowl tickets

Football file. (WDTN Photo)
Football file. (WDTN Photo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is issuing an alert ahead of the Sugar Bowl between Ohio State and Alabama.

Two Ohioans reported losing $800 each by purchasing fake tickets on Craigslist.

In one case, the seller claimed to be a service member and showed the buyer a military ID. It turned out to be stolen.

Keep an eye out for red flags that could be a bogus deal like a request for payment via wire transfers and prepaid money cards.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says at least nine consumers in the last year have lost hundreds of dollars to online ticket scams involving sporting events and concerts.

Report suspicious activity on the attorney general’s website.

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