MU Police warn of fake football tickets

Sep 13, 2012

Some Mizzou football fans got less than they bargained for at last Saturday’s game. MU Police received several reports of fraudulent tickets after the game against the University of Georgia. Those with fake tickets were turned away at the gate. MU Police Captain Brian Weimer says it’s only when you look at a real ticket next to a fake one that you may be able to tell the difference.

“I’m not sure how they did it, but I can tell you the tickets look very real and if you feel them in your hand they even feel like the other tickets. Even other legitimate third party companies can, you know, be scammed and then turn around and sell these tickets not knowing even that they had the fraudulent tickets,” Weiner said.

Weimer says fans should only buy their tickets through the Mizzou ticket office to ensure they are real. According to a press release, more there were more than 400 “missed scans” at the MU-Georgia game, which could indicate fraudulent tickets.