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NCL, FFP stress need for consumer protections for Tigers World Series tickets

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For immediate release: October 26, 2012
Contact: NCL Communications, (202) 835-3323, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lauren Zdeba, Truscott Rossman, (517) 487-9320, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Detroit – National Consumers League Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications, and Fraud John Breyault and Fan Freedom Project President Jon Potter today issued the following statement on the need for consumer protections in the secondary ticket market in response to the thriving demand for Tigers World Series tickets:

“Tigers fans need protection against deceptive ticketing practices. The secondary ticket market gives Tigers fans a chance to see their team play even after tickets sell out for high demand events like the World Series. But too often unscrupulous ticket scalpers take advantage of loyal fans to make a quick buck.

“Michigan legislation, HB 5827-28 and SB 1186-87, will insert crucial consumer protections in the secondary ticket market by requiring ticket resellers to provide refunds for fraudulent tickets and operate call centers for questions or concerns. We urge lawmakers to support these bills and ensure Michigan fans can continue purchasing tickets for their favorite teams and artists in an open, safe ticket market.”

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About the Fan Freedom Project

The Fan Freedom Project is a national advocacy organization supported by more than 100,000 sports and music fans nationwide, including 6,700 in Michigan. Fan Freedom’s mission is to preserve and protect the ownership rights and economic interest of season ticket holders, live entertainment and sporting fans. For more information, visit www.FanFreedom.org.

About the National Consumers League

The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America's pioneer consumer organization. Our mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.nclnet.org.