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Police warn Chiefs fans of Super Bowl scams

Posted at 7:17 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 07:00:09-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are warning Chiefs fans headed to Miami for the Super Bowl to beware of scams.

According to Ticketmaster's website, the cheapest ticket is $4,345.

With tickets that expensive, people will naturally shop around.

However, Kansas City Police Detective Lori Meadors says people should buy from legitimate websites and lookout for red flags.

"If you have somebody that's offering tickets at a really good deal, say two grand, that's suspicious. If you have somebody that isn't willing to provide full information to you before payment, that's suspicious," Meadors explained.

The investigator with KCPD's economic crimes section said victims have reported being scammed this season at other sports events here in Kansas City.

The advice goes beyond tickets.

Airbnb is telling fans looking for a place to stay in Miami to book using their website and never pay through email or a third party.