Beware of Hamilton ticket scams for RBTL performances in Rochester

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Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - The highly-anticipated national tour of the musical Hamilton is scheduled to come to Rochester's Auditorium Theatre in April and May.

But before the drama of the $10 founding father Alexander Hamilton can unfold on stage, there is drama unfolding online.

Multiple Facebook pages are attempting to scam people into buying advance tickets to the performances in Rochester. The posts appears as events in people's Facebook news feeds and offer discounts if promo codes are used.

However, according to Rochester Broadway Theatre League spokesperson Correna Keatley, tickets have not yet gone on sale to the general public for any performances of Hamilton.

The only way for any person to purchase tickets to a performance will be through Ticketmaster outlets online, in person, and at the RBTL Box Office.

To their knowledge, no one has called RBTL to report falling for this scam.

Keatley said the best course of actions for anyone to take is to report the event and posts to Facebook as a scam.

The Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York says to be careful when buying tickets from a secondary source, or from someone you don't know.

"It's always good to go to the source for the ticket," said Melanie McGovern with the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York. "You always want to make sure you're buying from that source, as opposed to someone from the outside. You don't know if those tickets are fraudulent or not, and that's where people run into trouble."

More tips from the Better Business Bureau on buying tickets can be found here.

Hamilton is scheduled to run from April 23 - May 12 at the Auditorium Theatre. The times and dates for public ticket sales will be announced at a later date.


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