Football Fans Should Be on the Lookout for Fake Tickets

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If you’re looking for tickets to Sunday’s game at Lambeau field, be alert.  

With the start of the season, Packers officials are warning fans to look out for fake tickets.

“Every year we see a couple victims come to the ticket office every game because they purchased fraudulent tickets,” says Captain Kevin Warych with the Green Bay Police Department.

A fake ticket can put a damper on anyone’s game day fun.

But this year you’ll only be able to present a mobile ticket to get in the game.

“When you get that mobile ticket on your smart phone, that is your ticket for the game,” says Aaron Popkey with Packers communications. “Do not print something. In the past, sometimes we’ve seen the print at home tickets get photocopied and then those would become counterfeit tickets.”

Green Bay police say they hope this new mobile effort will cut down on the amount of fraudulent tickets they see.

“This year with the updates on tickets being mobile where people can access their tickets online, all of the tickets will be on the cell phone which will hopefully eliminate some of the fraudulent tickets reports,” says Warych.

So how do you avoid buying a fake ticket?

“The most important thing people need to do is just know who they’re buying tickets from,” says Warych. “We encourage people if they choose to buy tickets on the secondary market to buy from NFL approved sources for tickets.”

Popkey also says if you’re worried about being able to connect to Wi-Fi at the stadium to access your ticket, make sure you download the ticket before you get to Lambeau and save it to your mobile wallet.

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