Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - We have a warning for anyone looking to buy concert tickets online.
A NewsChannel 9 viewer paid more than $600 for tickets to a concert at the Oncenter last month.
When she received them in the mail, she discovered the prices on the tickets were worth only half of what she paid.
She thought she was buying through Ticketmaster, but it was actually a scalper that jacked up the price.
Ticketmaster says they get calls about this every week from people who think they're buying tickets through them, but aren't.
The company says many scalpers have gotten good at deceiving fans through websites that look like extensions of Ticketmaster, box offices and artists' fans clubs. Those sites also use words like "official" and may even use logos that look legitimate.
Ticketmaster says the best way to avoid this is to check with the venue, box office or primary ticketer first. They usually have tickets available.
If you do buy tickets on the re-sale market, make sure the website clearly identifies that they are a reseller and look for clear terms on specifics and a refund policy.If there's something you want The Real Deal about call us anytime at 446-9900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.