December 2, 2013
Jefferson City, Mo. – With many Missourians attempting to buy tickets to this Saturday's SEC Football Championship game in Atlanta, Attorney General Chris Koster is advising Mizzou fans to be aware of the potential for scams and counterfeit tickets.
Koster warned that scammers may make multiple copies of the same printed-out ticket or design tickets that look real to sell to unsuspecting fans. Scammers may also promise tickets through websites such as Craigslist, and then fail to provide them after receiving payment.
"Tickets to the SEC Championship are in high demand, which creates an environment for scammers and counterfeiters to take advantage of consumers in the secondary market," said Koster. "We want Mizzou fans making the trip to Atlanta to get what they've paid for."
For those who did not purchase tickets directly through the Missouri Athletic Department, but want to attend the game, Koster recommends that fans:
Mizzou fans can search the National Association of Ticket Brokers website for secondary market vendors that offer authenticity guarantees on the tickets they sell. Koster said Missourians can also call his Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-392-8222 if they suspect a scam.