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Buyer Beware: Tickets for Frisco

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A little more than a week from now, the Bison football team will be playing for it's second straight national title in Frisco, Texas.

Thousands have tickets for the game, though several thousand more do not. Those people may be looking to get their hands on them anyway they can.

If you are trying to buy yours online, we have a warning that could save you hundreds, especially if the tickets you are buying are fake.

Fargodome General Manager Rob Sobolik says of events like the national championship game, "Unfortunately you have those very popular events that sell out quickly, or there's a high demand for it."

But you can find plenty of tickets on places like Craigslist, eBay and StubHub. There you can have your pick at tickets. You just need to be willing to pay hundreds of dollars and know you could be scammed.

"You're really really really putting yourself at a big risk of losing a lot of money," says Sobolik. He knows that a lot of times he cannot help someone who has been scammed.

He says, "The sellers out there know that it's pretty hard to be prosecuted for any fraudulent activity."

Sobolik has some personal advice when it comes to purchasing tickets from eBay or Craigslist. He says he will only buy from there if he was able to meet face to face with the person and actually exchange the tickets in person. 

There are some sites he does trust. "You have StubHub, which is contracted, has contracts with a lot of the professional sports teams. They handle their secondary ticketing. You have Ticket Exchange which is something through Ticketmaster," says Sobolik.

Though Sobolik says, sometimes if you cannot get a ticket right away it is worth saving yourself the trouble.

He says, "Those who can get tickets are the fortunate ones that get it. Those who can't, who sold out, that's kind of reality."

Sobolik says the best thing you can do is call a ticket office to find out what their policies are in case you would get scammed. He says a lot of times those policies are set by the promoters, in this case the NCAA.

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