Police: Beware of Panthers Counterfeit Playoff Tickets
CHARLOTTE, NC– Police are reminding the public to only buy Panthers playoff tickets from reputable sources.
Counterfeit playoff tickets have reportedly been going around and CMPD wants to remind people that purchasing tickets from non-reputable sources can be a costly and unnecessary risk.
These are some helpful things you can do to avoid being victimized:
- The single most important thing is to buy tickets from legitimate vendors, Ticketmaster is the only ticketing source authorized by the Carolina Panthers. Do not purchase tickets from someone you do not know or from an online source that is not validated by the Carolina Panthers or the NFL.
If you still want to risk buying from someone you do not know, you can take these steps:
- Ask seller for identification and record his or her information.
- Write down where the seller is standing and any direction of travel.
- Write down a clothing description.
- Take a photo of the seller.
- Ask the seller to walk to the gate with you before you give them any money
- Check the Panthers website to ensure that the section and row on the ticket is actually listed in the stadium seating.
Police also want to remind you that sellers may not always be aware that they are selling counterfeit tickets, so it would be beneficial to ask the origin of the tickets they are selling.