Several fake tickets discovered at Missouri-Georgia football game

Several fake tickets discovered at Missouri-Georgia football game

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Shirtless Missouri Tigers fans raise their arms for a kickoff during a game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri on September 8, 2012. This game marks the first for Missouri as a member of the SEC Conference. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 4:29 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- University of Missouri police officers say several fraudulent tickets were discovered following the Tigers’ game against the University of Georgia last weekend.

 

Columbia police said the fake tickets were nearly identical to real tickets when compared side by side.

Police recommend people only buy through the Mizzou ticket office or online through mutigers.com to ensure they get a real ticket.

“These fake tickets look as real as any produced by Mizzou,” said MUPD Captain Brian Weimer said. “The fake tickets even had the correct disclaimers on the back sides. It’s also possible that the individual selling the ticket does not know it is fake. 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.

More information about tickets is available at http://mutigers.com.

 

 

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