West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges football fans to be cautious when buying tickets from individuals and third-party resellers this season.\r\nPolicies at West Virginia University and Marshall University prohibit the resale and scalping of tickets on university property. Anyone violating the policy can be asked to leave campus.\r\n\u201cWest Virginians love college football,\u201d Morrisey said. \u201cI share that passion, but encourage all consumers to be careful when buying tickets. Unscrupulous scalpers think only of themselves and will use deceptive tactics to prey upon your interest in attending the game.\u201d\r\nThe Attorney General urges fans to purchase tickets from the respective university\u2019s ticket office. Doing so supports the university and ensures the legitimacy of the fan\u2019s ticket.\r\nThose choosing another route should double check their ticket and remember that an unbelievably good deal may be just that - too good to be true.\r\nOther tips include the following:\r\n\u2022 RELIABLE VENDOR: Be sure your seller is trustworthy. Seek reviews from friends and family or check to see if the third-party vendor is a member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers. Its members adhere to a code of ethics that offer basic consumer protections.\r\n\u2022 IDENTITY THEFT: Ensure the website of any online vendor has the appropriate safeguards to prevent hacking. For instance, the \u201cs\u201d in \u201chttps:\/\/\u201d signifies a secure connection.\r\n\u2022 FEES: Read the fine print and check for any additional fees.\r\n\u2022 CREDIT CARDS: Payment with a credit card provides the consumer greater ability to dispute any unfair or unauthorized charges.\r\nAnyone falling victim to a ticket scam can report the incident to the respective university and\/or call the Attorney General\u2019s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-368-8808 or file a complaint online at www.wvago.gov.