How not to get scammed when buying World Series tickets

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

STAMFORD, CT (WABC) -- Justin Castelino and his fiance Jessica Pinto, don't just talk the Amazins' talk, they walk the walk.

They were at Game 1 of the NLCS, dressed up like Dark Knights, to honor Mets pitcher Matt Harvey. But when the pair went back online and bought tickets from the same re-seller for Game 3, they never got to show off their Thor costumes to Noah Syndergaard.

"We went to the game and they scanned "VOID," said Justin.

Eyewitness News even captured the couple's disappointment for the 11 o'clock news that night.

Don't let this happen to you. Remember the World series is sold out so be careful buying from re-sellers.

We found tickets for Game 3 of the World Series, today on Craigslist, at the too good to be true price of just $475 each. On Stub Hub seats in the same section are selling for more than 3 times that, $1,500 a pop.

We texted the seller, he couldn't meet in person and wanted us to wire him $950 money now. 2 big red flags.

"We recommend to people that you do not pay in cash or do wire transfers," said New York State Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman.

Exchanging cash with a stranger could be dangerous. The attorney general also says be suspicious of too good to be true prices like we saw and if you use a ticket broker, check them out.

"If you go with someone who's not regulated, who's not registered, you may very well have your money taken and have a ticket that's useless," said Schneiderman.

Advice the diehard Mets fans wish they had followed. Before missing out one of the biggest memories of their lives.

Remember, stick to reputable ticket sellers like Stub Hub, which is the official online provider of secondary tickets for MLB. If you suspect a scam, the attorney general's office wants to hear about it.