Beware concert ticket ripoffs, what to know before you buy

Summer is concert season.

But for some customers, the excitement has been tempered this year by the feeling that they were ripped off when buying tickets through an online ticket vendor.

Bonnie Lee wanted to see country star Tim McGraw in concert. But what she thought was Ticketmaster’s website was actually a 3rd party reseller. By the time the site added on handling and pickup fees, her $71 tickets came to $139 apiece. And she said they weren’t even good seats.

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