Superbowl scams on the loose

With hundreds of thousands of people attending this years super bowl, Alaska's Better Business Bureau anticipates scammers to be on the loose.

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by Derek Smith

ANCHORAGE- With hundreds of thousands of people attending this years super bowl, Alaska's Better Business Bureau anticipates scammers to be on the loose. 

"Unfortunately, we see this every year. People spend thousands of dollars and unfortunately they don't even get to go to the games," Quinlan says. 

 
They say this year's fake tickets are undetectable.
 
"It's really difficult to tell between a fake ticket and a real ticket.," Quinlan states. 
 
The Better Busines Bureau says scammers are real desperate this year to catch several fans off guard. They recommend using a reputable dealer and of course, use common sense. 
 
"Look for smeary ink, make sure the margins aren't uneven and make sure you know what the ticket really feels like. A lot of times the paper is a knock off, zerox copies," Quinlan says. 
 
Remember, there are never "to good to be true" deals. 
 
"If you plan to go to Superbowl Sunday, if you plan to go to New York and plan to travel and attend the events and stay in a hotel, you are going to be paying a lot of money for it," Quinlan says.