- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s attorney general is warning baseball fans against possible scams for secondhand baseball tickets as famed Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter finishes his career.

His last likely game in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx is Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles. His final scheduled outing is Sunday against the Red Sox in Boston’s Fenway Park.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says major sporting events often attract major scammers.

With the Super Bowl in the New York City area last February, he says hundreds of fake tickets and many millions of dollars in counterfeit merchandise were seized by authorities.

The attorney general’s Consumer Frauds Bureau advises checking the reputation of online ticket brokers, remaining wary of tickets printed at home and avoiding paying with cash, wire transfer or prepaid money transfer.

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