Fans: "Be Especially Wary"

NORMAN, Okla. - Norman law enforcement agencies are cautioning college football fans to be especially wary of tickets offered for sale by unauthorized outlets after a recent flurry of counterfeit ticket activity in Texas.

More than 500 people were reportedly scammed by suspects selling apparently bona fide tickets to the recent Texas Tech vs. Texas game. Those tickets proved to be counterfeit when scanners at admission gates failed to recognize them as valid passes.

The counterfeit tickets reportedly were distinguishable from genuine tickets only when compared side by side, which revealed slightly blurred lines and faded looking coloration on the fakes. Those victimized in Texas reported paying anywhere from $250 to $350 per ticket.

Authorities recommend buying tickets only from established commercial outlets, or from resellers with whom the buyer is familiar.

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