MLB World Series 2019 has gained huge popularity and it has lead to some side effects also. The tickets for the world series finals between Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are so much in demand, they are either sold at a very high price or people are scammed for fake tickets. The increase in the tickets scam has started since the 7-match series of Astros vs Nationals started from October 22 and a lot of people have been scammed in the first two games.
The number will increase further as the next three games will be held in the Nationals Stadium, Washington DC and the place is much popular than the Minute Maid Park of Houston. The DC Police has advised the fans of MLB to stay alert and avoid fake tickets of 2019 world series as a lot of them are already duped of their money in various scams.
Lots of Baseball Fans have been Scammed
World Series 2019 tickets are sold as high as $10,000 on the official websites and sources which has led to people looking at other ways to get cheaper tickets. A lot of people have been claiming to sell their already purchased tickets as they couldn’t attend the game due to some circumstances.
— anna (@_bananna13_) October 24, 2019
The same thing happened with an Indianapolis father who gave away $2,400 for four tickets to a stranger on Craiglist. But he never got the tickets to the MLB game of Astros vs Nationals and his kids and their friends were very disappointed. The same thing has happened with lots of other fans as they have complained about getting scammed and receiving fake tickets for the world series games.
Police Issued Warning to Stay Alert from the Tickets Scams
Police around Washington DC has issued a warning to the fans and common people to stay alert and not purchase tickets from untrusted sources. The third and fourth game of World Series will be played in Washington and given the chances of Nationals winning the series, there is a lot of demand for the tickets.
SAY WHAT? Man charged with trying to sell fake #WorldSeries tickets got out of jail & allegedly went right back & tried again. This is a new mug shot for Christopher Cross, 18. @houstonpolice Major Offenders says he had these 4 tickets to sell. https://t.co/4kpZVvi3te #abc13 pic.twitter.com/cZOgLVbMgD
— Jessica Willey (@ImJessicaWilley) October 24, 2019
People have complained about getting phony tickets or no tickets at all from some online sources. Several arrests also have been made by the DC Police in the same matter and they have advised fans to report such cases instead of trying to get the fake world series tickets.