Illinois attorney general warns of World Series ticket scams

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 24: Chicago Cubs merchandise is offered for sale at Sports World Chicago across from Wrigley Field on October 24, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs will face off against the Cleveland Indians in the World Series beginning tomorrow. This will be the Cubs first trip to the series since 1945. The Indians last trip to the series was 1948. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ attorney general is warning baseball fans to watch out for World Series ticket scams.

The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians will meet at Chicago’s Wrigley Field starting Friday, and demand is high to see the Cubs play in a World Series for the first time since 1945. This week, box seat tickets at Wrigley were selling for $5,000 to $10,000 on ticket-selling websites like StubHub.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday urged fans to properly investigate ticket sellers. She says “Cubs fans have been waiting a lifetime to see their team play in the World Series, but don’t let the quest to ‘Fly the W’ let you fall victim to an expensive scam.”

Madigan says fans shouldn’t buy from online message boards or pay cash for tickets.