With Game Two of the World Series tonight in Kansas City, many Iowans are planning road trips if they can snap up deals on tickets. Jim Hegarty, with the Better Business Bureau, says if you’re shopping at an online ticket broker, proceed with extreme caution.
“I would really make sure to check their reputation, look for reviews,” Hegarty says. “You can check the BBB to see if they’ve met our standards. Make sure the website has a secure payment processing system.” If you’re trying to buy Royals-Giants tickets through an online auction house, Hegarty says to make sure the seller is legit and has a long history of satisfied customers.
Iowans also need to watch for suspicious email about the Ebola outbreak. Hegarty says scammers are sending out mass emails that bill themselves as containing an important health update. “People are really curious, they want to know what’s going on and they’ll click on those,” he says, “and those can contain malware that can install some nasty stuff on your computer.”
Hegarty says Iowans who want to donate money for relief efforts in Ebola-stricken areas should only do so through reputable charities.