JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster warned Missourians Monday to be aware of the potential for counterfeit tickets for this Saturday's Southeastern Conference football championship game.
Koster warned fans of the University of Missouri, which is commonly referred to as Mizzou, to be on the lookout for ticket scams. Individuals should be particularly wary if they did not buy tickets directly through the University of Missouri athletic department.
Scammers may make multiple copies of the same printed ticket or design tickets that appear real to sell to unsuspecting fans. Scam artists may also promise tickets through websites like Craigslist and fail to provide them after getting paid.
"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," Koster said. "We want Mizzou fans making the trip to Atlanta to get what they've paid for."
Koster said Mizzou fans can search the National Association of Ticket Brokers website for secondary market vendors offering authenticity guarantees on the tickets they sell.
Missouri plays Auburn in the SEC football championship game is Saturday in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome.