Perhaps today or tomorrow, the Chicago Cubs will clinch the Central Division championship and begin preparing for another playoff run. Considering that the Cubs have not appeared in a World Series since 1945 and not won a World Series championship since 1908, playoff tickets will be scarce and prices will soar.
Unless you’re a season ticket holder or have friends in high places, you’ll pay a lot to witness history in person. Unfortunately, we at Martucci Law will be scrambling for tickets like everyone else. A check with an authorized ticket broker advertises playoff tickets ranging from $250 to $750 and projects World Series tickets at $3,000 and up. The scammers will also be out to sucker the unwary.
Even tickets that appear legitimate may have been reported lost or stolen. Once scanned, you won’t get past the gate. Worse still, you could be arrested and charged with possession of stolen property, which would require the services of a qualified criminal defense attorney. Make sure you know your ticket seller and know their return or refund policy. Pay by credit card so you have some recourse if there is a problem. And make sure you’re not buying last year’s playoff ticket.
Should you fall victim to a scammer, in addition to contacting the police to report the crime, you should call Martucci Law at 630-980-8333 to schedule your free initial consultation to learn more about your civil remedies against the scammer. Get tickets if you can, but wherever you watch the game, GO CUBS!