MU Police Warn Public of Football Ticket Fraud

7 years 5 days 8 hours ago Thursday, September 13 2012 Sep 13, 2012 Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:14:00 AM CDT September 13, 2012 in Tiger Talk
By: Cody Lee Heyveld

COLUMBIA — Officers of the MU Police Department received several reports of fraudulent tickets, following the football game against Georgia last weekend.

MUPD Captain Brian Weimer said the fake tickets are nearly identical to real tickets when compared side-by-side.

"These fake tickets look as real as any produced by Mizzou," Weimer said. "The fake tickets even had the correct disclaimers on the back sides."

Weimer recommended that customers only buy through the Mizzou ticket office or online through mutigers.com, to ensure that their ticket is the real thing. Weimer also suggested avoiding online auction sites or buying tickets from strangers.

"It's also possible that the individual selling the ticket does not know it is fake," Weimer said. "He or she might have bought the fake ticket and is trying to turn it around for a quick profit along with legitimate tickets. Unfortunately, the victim might not realize it's a fake ticket until it's scanned for entry into the game."

At the Georgia game, ticket scanners recorded more than 400 "missed scans," which could indicate fraudulent tickets.

 

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