If you like to attend shows, chances are you've bought tickets online. Problem is, if you're doing a search and buying from the first site that pops up, there's a chance you're getting ripped off.
These brokers have crafted legitimate looking websites, and often sell tickets at inflated prices, adding "service" fees. It's nothing new, but Carly Shank who works with Sangamon Auditorium in Springfield says 2014 has been the worst year for it yet:
"We've had a lot of high-profile events, and those are events that kind of help egg that problem along."
The “Fight For 15” movement rallied in Rockford again this week as the campaign marked its second anniversary. “We’ve been fighting and we’ve been doing whatever it takes to try and get a living wage,” said local spokesman Denzel Baldwin.
The rally begin at the McDonalds on Auburn Street and migrated to the Unitarian Universalist Church in Rockford. It included workers from industries other than fast-food. “This particular protest we are actually celebrating the Wal-Mart workers and home-care workers.” Baldwin said, “They are joining our campaign.”
Retail shopping in November and December are projected to generate $89 billion, according to advisory firm Forrester Research. That’s a 13 percent growth over last year. But despite the projected boost in sales, today’s online shopping might not bring you the biggest savings. Sucharita Mulpuru is with Forrester: