Beware of 'sound-alike' ticket websites

Posted at 6:59 PM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 21:59:19-04

You've probably heard about fans buying fake tickets to the recent Justin Bieber concert and not getting in.

Now there's a different concern about legitimate ticket sites, with a sound-alike name.

Belinda Johnson was looking for Maroon 5 tickets.

"When the site came up it looked official, so I thought I was on the Ticket Master site," she said.

A Google search landed her at A site name so close--she wasn't able to tell the difference.

Belinda says she ended up paying $147 for a ticket she says should have cost $80.

"I ended up paying 90 percent more for these tickets!"

Master Ticket is a legitimate third party site that's been around for less than a year according to the Better Business Bureau.

BBB says it operates out a post office box in New York City and has four complaints.

Brenda did get her ticket, but she's not happy about the price.

"I don't understand how people can get away with this!" she says.

Our sister station reached out to Master Tickets but got no response.

Sound alike websites are common. So double check to make sure you are on the one you want.

Want to see who registers a certain website? is a directory that can tell you who is registered to website or email.

It could give you some insight into who you are dealing with online.

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