How To Avoid Phoenix Suns Ticket Scams

By Christina Estes
Published: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 1:58pm

Phoenix Suns Arena exterior NBA Finals 2021
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Phoenix Suns Arena before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on July 6, 2021.

As Phoenix Suns fever rises, so do ticket prices. As of Wednesday afternoon, the NBA’s website showed the cheapest available tickets for game 2 of the NBA Finals were just under $600.

Katie Connor with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office says fans looking to score seats should buy from trusted vendors and use credit cards. 

“Unfortunately if you pay with cash too, there’s no way to really get back your money,” she said. “That’s why one of the tips is to make sure you use a credit card if possible because you can try to dispute that charge with your credit card company.”

Counterfeit tickets are not uncommon to Arizona consumers and law enforcement, thanks to past Super Bowls and NCAA basketball tournaments. Besides counterfeit tickets, Connor said scammers can potentially sell original tickets that have been voided because they’ve already been re-sold to online retailers that re-sell tickets.

If you think you’ve been scammed, you can file a consumer complaint by visiting the Attorney General’s website. If you’d like a form mailed to you, call 602-542-5763 in Phoenix, 520-628-6648 in Tucson, or 800-352-8431 outside the Tucson and Phoenix metro areas.

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