As I have said many times, scammers are always resourceful and taking advantage of whatever has captured the public’s imagination.  Little has captured the public’s imagination more at this time of year than the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament.  Phony ticket and travel scams abound.


Although sites such as Craigslist may have listings for tickets, there is no screening process for someone to sell their tickets on Craigslist or similar sites.  Check with your local attorney general, the Better Business Bureau or the FTC about sellers to see if ticket sellers are legitimate.  Always pay by credit card, never a debit card or check so that if the sale is a fraud, you can get the money back form your credit card company.