The Green Bay police department is warning fans about a string of fake ticket reports they've received since football season started in September.
"Although the Internet makes it easier for counterfeit tickets to be created and sold, it is also easier for ticket buyers to do research and protect themselves from purchasing counterfeit tickets, " a news release from the department reads.
The fraudulent tickets are put up for sale on internet sites such as Craigslist. Several fans were unable to attend games, including Sunday night's Packers Giants game in Lambeau Field.
Department encourages everyone to follow the below recommendations.
•Free online marketplaces that ask buyers to arrange to pay for tickets in person are often sources of counterfeit tickets.
•Fans are advised to only buy tickets from official sources and team partners, such as NFL Ticket Exchange (link available at www.Packers.com/tickets). Ticket Exchange is the only resale ticket marketplace authorized by the Packers, with exclusive ability to electronically verify and reissue every Packers ticket sold. This ensures that tickets are authentic and valid for admission.
•According to the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection, other ticket sources to consider should be members of the National Association of Ticket Brokers, as these businesses may offer a money-back guarantee if a problem occurs with purchased tickets.
•Ticket buyers are advised to be aware of whether or not secondary ticketing sources or classified ad sites offer guarantees or have return policies in place.
•Ticket buyers are also urged to request identification from those selling the tickets, and should keep in mind that if the ticket pricing seems too good to be true, it probably is
Fans are encouraged to be diligent and do their research before choosing to buy tickets from unofficial sources, as well as to use a credit card to purchase, so that in the event of a problem, the charges can be disputed. If there are any questions on game days, please locate a police officer in the parking lot or go direct with Will-Call at Lambeau Field.
If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact Detective Scanlan at the Green Bay Police department at 448-3200. If you prefer, you can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at (920) 432-STOP, on the web at www.432stop.com, or by texting GBTIP plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).