Beware: Scams come with Super Bowl spending

Posted at 9:21 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 01:22:46-05

The Bronco's trip to Super Bowl 50 is a victory for the team, and an opportunity for scam artists.

"For crooks, this is just a dream come true," said Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman. Coffman said scammers are spending big bucks all to fool football fans in the form of fake tickets.

"Sometimes the scammers are outside the United States," said Coffman. "They will put the money into technology and research and counterfeiting tickets."

Super Bowl ticket scams could add up to be a $1 million crime. Bottom line: make sure you buy from a seller that's a member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers and avoid Craigslist.

For fans flocking to San Francisco, health officials will be on the lookout for unlicensed food trucks and food vendors. They don't want an outbreak of food poisoning.

And for fans at the game and here at home, watch what you wear: counterfeit clothing is flooding the market.

"You should get what you pay for," said Coffman. She notes that you should look for garments with the NFL logo in a hologram tag.


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