Secondary Ticket Market and Ticket Scamming
Ticketmaster is the official ticketing partner of the Dacotah Bank Center. That means Ticketmaster is the only authorized retailer of tickets for the Dacotah Bank Center, sold at our Active Heating Box Office and online at Ticketmaster.com.
Purchasing tickets from any other source means your tickets are from the secondary market or a scammer. Secondary ticket markets make it appear that they have special access to the best seats. However, in reality, all they are doing is purchasing tickets from the Dacotah Bank Center and reselling them to you at a markup. Even when the secondary ticket market is operating within the law, you still pay more than you need to and not one cent of the markup goes to the artist or the Dacotah Bank Center, who invested the time and money to make the show possible in the first place.
There are also unscrupulous vendors who will sell you outright fraudulent tickets. Ticket scams happen when a scammer uses tickets as bait to steal your money. The scammer will sell fake tickets. Or you will pay for a ticket but never receive it. Ticket scams are common, especially when popular concerts, plays, and sporting events sell out. Scammers take advantage of the situation by:
- Charging prices much higher than the face value of a ticket
- Creating counterfeit tickets with forged barcodes and logos of real ticket companies
- Selling duplicates of a legitimate ticket and emailing it to several buyers
- Pretending to sell tickets online to steal your credit card information
Buying tickets anywhere other than directly from the Dacotah Bank Center Ticket Office or online at Ticketmaster.com is extremely risky. If there is anything wrong with your order, the Dacotah Bank Center cannot help you because we have no way to guarantee or validate those tickets. You risk being denied admission as well as being denied refunds and/or exchanges if it is found to be fraudulent.