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Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Beware of fake Super Bowl tickets

It’s an exciting time for football fans. With the Packers in the Super Bowl, people are busy making plans for the day of the big game. While most people will be gathering around a TV with friends, there will be some following the Pack to Dallas.

Before you pack your bags and catch your flight, make sure your tickets are real. In recent years, hundreds of fans have made the trip to the Super Bowl only to be turned away at the stadium gates because they unknowingly bought fake tickets from third-party vendors.

 

Most of these tickets have come from online sellers like Craigslist and other online selling sites.

 

The Wisconsin Division of Trade and Consumer Protection offers these tips to avoid becoming a victim of ticket fraud:

 

·         Ask the seller to e-mail or fax you a copy of the actual tickets before making a payment. Make sure the ticket information includes the correct date, time, location and seating details.

·         Do not give out your credit card number, online or over the phone, unless you are sure the seller is legitimate.

·         Use a credit card rather than cash, check or debit card to purchase tickets since it may provide some protection if you do not receive the tickets. 

·         Contact the Bureau of Consumer Protection to determine if complaints have been filed against the business, and check the business with the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau (1-800-273-1002).

·         Try to deal with "official" sources for tickets such as those endorsed by the team or those that are members of the National Association of Ticket Brokers. These businesses carefully screen ticket offers and take care of other measures to protect consumers from ticket fraud.

·         Verify that any travel agent with whom you are dealing is a member of a recognized trade association, such as the American Society of Travel Agents.

 

Go Pack! And if you’re going to make the trip to Dallas, cheer loud!

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