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Cleveland area BBB warns about phony events, fake tickets as people return to live entertainment venues

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Like the rest of the world, you’re probably ready to get back out on the town – go out to eat and attend fun events without as many COVID restrictions.

However, our partners at the Cuyahoga County Scam Squad are warning that people should be careful what they buy tickets to and where they buy them.

Sue McConnell with Cleveland’s local Better Business Bureau is warning people that scammers are capitalizing on the demand for entertainment these days.

And, 19 Investigates even found examples of events happening right here in Cleveland that’s organizers that may be questionable.

“We’re all looking forward to getting back on track, McConnell said. “These events are getting our attention.”

McConnell pointed out an event right here in Cleveland that the Better Business has red-flagged. There’s a Margarita Crawl is advertised for this October, but the event page says the venue has yet to be announced.

The BBB said it is…

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