Thursday, July 18, 2013

Comic-Con Scams

Comic-Con is back, and everyone is scurrying to get their hands on sold out tickets. Comic-Con International: San Diego is a four-day event showcasing comic books, science fiction/fantasy movies/tv, and pop culture arts of it's nature. Booths are set up in themes of horror, animation, fantasy, and everything else sci-fi techies would want to dalliance in. Comic-Com San Diego

More than 1000,000 specimen attend the event, each year the number raises. Major stars are now showing up at this event, gaining huge popularity for the Comic-Con charade. Tickets are hard to come by for this extravaganza. Usually they are sold out well before the engagement. "There are people that have been living in San Diego their entire life, want to go to comic-con, and have never been able to get a ticket," says Sheryl Reichert, with the Better Business Bureau.

The tickets seem harder and harder to come by every year. Calling into popular radio shows are a great way to get your hands on tickets days before the premier.

Be Warned

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning everyone to be careful whom they purchase tickets from. Don't buy tickets from strangers, especially strangers selling them online, like Ebay and Craigslist. If someone is saying they are reselling tickets on the behalf of comic-con is probably lying.

The SDCC Facebook page claim there are people claiming to be convention workers and selling other badges for discounted prices. Do not trust these people. If you haven't purchased your ticket already, don't look desperately into the scam artist wanting to sell you that golden ticket.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Comic-Con never mails tickets

  • Comic-Con doesn't have advanced ticket sales

  • You may always return a ticket for a refund

  • There are thieves lurking at the event
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Better Business Bureau warns of Comic-Con scams - NECN
July 18, 2013
Comic-Con Ticket Scam Claims Permission to Change Badge Names - The Convention Fans Blog

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