Wizards Issue Fraud Alert for 2014 Playoff Tickets

May 2, 2014

Washington, D.C. - Due to a substantial increase in fraudulent ticket activity during the first round of the NBA Playoffs, the Washington Wizards have issued a fraud alert prior to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, warning all fans of the risk of purchasing seats from an unauthorized third party.

Wizards fans are encouraged to make their ticket purchases directly from the team at WashingtonWizards.com or NBATickets.com, or by calling 202.661.5050. Only tickets purchased through the team are guaranteed to be valid. Fans can also purchase tickets through any Ticketmaster sales channel, and through the NBATickets.com Resale Marketplace. The NBATickets.com Resale Marketplace is the only authorized secondary ticket reseller of the Wizards, and all tickets purchased on the NBATickets.com Resale Marketplace are authenticated and verified by Ticketmaster.

For more information on Wizards tickets contact 202-661-5050 or visit WashingtonWizards.com

The NBA’s Washington Wizards are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and the Patriot Center arena at George Mason University.