Next week the Seattle Seahawks will face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. While some fans have scored tickets, about 400,000 people will travel to the area to cheer on their team, according to the New York Times.
The Better Business Bureau says that traveling fans are likely to be the target of scams, but there are a few ways for the 12th Man to protect themselves.
Tips for travelers:
- Be wary of too-good-to-be-true deals on airfare. Make sure to read the fine print. A package that has "Super Bowl" in the name, won't necessarily include tickets.
- The U.S. Department of Transportation requires sellers to physically have tickets before advertising inclusive packages.
- Pay with credit, because credit card companies usually provide more time to dispute fradulent charges.
- Never wire money for tickets or hotel stays.
- Research hotels and locations. Don't trust a hotel that says it's in "walking distance," but may require a car or taxi ride.
- Before making payments, read over contracts for terms and conditions, especially cancellation policies and related fees.
- Always take time to research travel plans and businesses.