Patriots fans warned of possible ticket scams

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island's attorney general is warning New England Patriots fans about possible ticket scams.

Peter Kilmartin said Wednesday that scam artists will try to take advantage of the demand for tickets to Sunday's AFC Divisional Championship game in Foxboro, Mass., against the Baltimore Ravens.

He says fans shouldn't let their enthusiasm for the game cloud their judgment about buying tickets.

Kilmartin says it's against state law to overly inflate the price of tickets. He says prospective buyers should try to get tickets from the NFL or an approved broker and always pay by credit card. That may afford some protection if the tickets turn out to be fake.

Kilmartin also says buyers should ask the seller to email or fax a copy of the tickets before making a payment.


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