Wildcat Fans Watch Out For Ticket Scams

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Updated: 3/12/2012 11:27 pm

     "I was overjoyed.  I yelled out there for a second.  I didn't think I was going to get called but I was one of the last five people to get called so I was very happy," says Quentin Kenner.

     He is a freshman at UK and one of the 100 students who got their paws on a coveted ticket to watch the Wildcats play in Louisville in the NCAA Tournament this week.  Hundreds of students showed up to a ticket lottery at Memorial Coliseum Monday.  Many of the students who won tickets say they wouldn't have been able to go otherwise.

     "We're actually still in school this week, our spring break  is not the same as UKs, so we still have classes.  So, it would've been very difficult to go if we didn't win the lottery it would've been too expensive and not worth it," explains UK dental student Kelsey Johnson.

     And other students who left empty handed, say they're still going to try to get tickets.

     "My family's pretty big UK fans.  Hopefully, get the whole school spirit thing going and have them take me," comments Kyle Collins.

     "If I could get a reasonable price.  I'm a college student so I'm poor but if I can get a good price then I would definitely do it," says David Martin.

     But, it's going to be hard to find that "reasonable price".  Right now, tickets on websites like StubHub and Craigslist are selling for hundreds and even thousands of dollars.  The Better Business Bureau is sending a warning to ticket buyers...to beware of scams..

     "The way you can often tell if you're dealing with a con artist, is someone who won't talk to you on the phone, they claim to be in the region but they don't want to meet you personally and the biggest red flag is they want you to wire money somewhere via money gram or western union.  Once it goes, that method, you can't get it back, you can't trace it.  It's like your throwing cash at them," explains Heather Clary with the Better Business Bureau.

     The BBB also recommends using secure websites and credit cards or paypal when making transactions on the internet.  To report a ticket scam, you can call the BBB at (859) 259-1008.
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