March Madness is a time to celebrate your favorite teams, but it is also a time to be careful with your wallet.
Kristin Davis with the Better Business Bureau said the NCAA Tournament is a time to be wary of scams.
“It’s a real thing. It happens. You want to make sure you’re taking that extra step to be safe and secure,” said Davis.
Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure your wallet is protected this March:
• Buy tickets from reputable sources like StubHub or the university
• Pay for tickets with a credit card
• Read travel deals carefully: Read the fine print. Some sites may say they are offering an NCAA package, but will not include tickets or have hefty cancelation fees
• Buy gear from secure sites: Look for ‘Https’ at the beginning of the URL. The ‘S’ stands for secure and the site should also show a small lock icon