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Watch Out for Cubs World Series Ticket Scams

2000px-chicago_cubs_logo-svgFor the first time since 1945, Chicago experiences a Cubs World Series as the Cubs have made it to the World Series, and Cubs fans in Chicago are excited for this historic moment. The whole county roots for the Cubbies! Additionally, the Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908, and some people have waited their whole life for this moment to happen, so it is safe to say that it is a pretty big deal. Additionally, this World Series is historic because the Cleveland Indians have not won the World Series since 1948, and Cleveland has not had much luck with sports for many years, up until this past summer when the Cavaliers won the Championship. Unfortunately, some people may try to capitalize on this historic moment by selling fake tickets to fans who want to be a part of the moment.

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A brief history of the Cubs and their rise to this moment

The last time that the Cubs won the World Series, a Hershey’s chocolate bar cost two cents. At this time, the Cubs beat the Detroit Tigers four to one in game 5. This was their second consecutive World Series championship, and they became the first team in major league baseball to win two years in a row. Unfortunately, they have not had too much luck since then, until this year. For many years, Cubs fans have been claiming that “next year will be the year.” The year for the Cubs to win the World Series, that is. For many fans, it almost became a joke, and some have claimed that the Cubs have not won because of a curse.

What is the curse of the Billy Goat?

During the 1945 world series, a tavern owner in Chicago tried to bring his pet billy goat into Wrigley Field, but the team refused to let his pet goat into Wrigley Field. . The goat even had a ticket to get into the game, but the goat was still not allowed. Some fans believe that the owner of the goat put a hex on the Cubs after this moment. Over the years, this tale became more and more real after the Cubs have failed to make it to the World Series year after year. Finally, the Cubs have a chance to break the curse since they have made it to the world series.

Possible Cubs World Series Ticket Scams

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Starting Friday, the Cubs will be playing against the Cleveland Indians at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, and many fans are eager to watch their favorite team play. . Some fans are so eager to watch the game live that they are willing to shell out tens of thousands of dollars to be part of this historic moment. As a matter of fact, box seat tickets are selling for $5,000 to $10,000 on websites like StubHub. The Attorney General of Illinois has urged fans to properly investigate ticket sellers before buying tickets since some people may see this as an opportunity to scam people out of their money. The Attorney General has stated that tickets should not be bought from online message boards and that people should not pay cash for tickets.

How to avoid falling victim to a ticket scam

 

There are several ways to avoid falling victim to a ticket scam. Here are a few:

  • Do not let your excitement of the Cubs World Series cloud your judgement
  • Do not buy tickets from unauthorized sources
  • Check where the ticket retailer’s office is and whether they have an address in this country
  • Check the ticket details: Do not purchase if they do not include the row or seat details
  • Only purchase from a site that is encrypted for payment
  • Pay by credit card: if it is a scam, the credit card company should help you get your money back

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