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With March Madness quickly approaching and having theo Midwest region hosted in Detroit, Attorney General Bill Schuette issued an alert advising consumers to be cautious of online ticket purchasing scams Schuette said, “Some people are willing to spend top dollar on travel far and wide to see their favorite team compete in the biggest basketball tournament of the year,” “Michigan consumers should do their research and know the false sales tactics before making any purchases. You could be signing yourself up for counterfeit tickets or identity theft.” Some tips to consider before purchasing tickets online is to know your vendor- maker sure you are buying from a reputable website especially before providing personal financial information, do your research on the vendor, Using a credit card gives you the ability to dispute a charge if you receive counterfeit tickets a venue refuses to honor , shop securely and inspect your tickets.