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DEFENDERS: BBB warning Chiefs fans of fake merchandise on the internet

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

As the Kansas City Chiefs head to Miami for the Superbowl, the Better Business Bureau is warning fans about websites selling fake merchandise.

The Better Business Bureau receives thousands of complaints from people who shop for goods online and receive counterfeits instead of what they ordered. It's especially easy for scammers to take advantage of consumers online.

Michelle Gleba, regional director of the Better Business Bureau told ABC 17 News there are several ways you can spot this type of scam. One of the biggest red flags is if the product is at an unreasonably low price. Another way to avoid this scam is to only shop with authorized resellers or retailers. Lastly, when you are searching for merchandise make sure the website is secure, "https" in front is a key way to know.

The BBB said one in four consumers end up buying fake merchandise online so make sure if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

The Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The big game will be broadcast live on Fox 22, kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

ABC 17 News Investigates / Kansas City Chiefs / News / Top Stories / Video

Deborah Kendrick

Deborah is a weekday morning anchor and investigative reporter for ABC 17 News.

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