Iron Bowl ticket prices on the rise, so are the scammers - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Iron Bowl ticket prices on the rise, so are the scammers

Posted: Updated:

 

Gene Hallman, President and CEO of the Bruno Event Team, said this year's Iron Bowl is expected to live up to its reputation. 

"This will be the highest priced football ticket this season," said Hallman. 

Auburn University will take on the University of Alabama Saturday afternoon. Experts warn, don't let your eagerness to score tickets, keep you from actually attending the game. 

"Counterfeit issues tend to rise as ticket prices go up," said Hallman. 

Scammers are hard at work creating fake copies of this weekend's hottest ticket.  Vestavia Hills Police told ABC 33/40's Larry Miller they're investigating a case where a man paid $300.00 for Iron Bowl tickets he didn't receive. 

"They sent money to a third party exchange and the tickets never arrived," said Lt. Brian Gilham, spokesman for the Vestavia Hills Police Department. 

Tickets for the game range anywhere from $400.00 to $30,000.00.  Before you pay a dime, make sure the seller or the company selling the tickets has a good reputation and a money back guarantee. 

Hallman suggested purchasing from companies like Aaatix, Stubhub, Vivid Seats. Hallman said you want to purchase tickets from a company that's been around for a while.

When you finally get your ticket, be sure to look for a hologram in the center. 
 
"Holograms do not copy easy. That's the thing that's going to give away a counterfeit ticket because of the hologram that is right in the center of the ticket," said Hallman. 

 

  • Central Alabama NewsMore>>

  • Justin Bieber arrested on assault, dangerous driving charges, according to Ontario police

    Justin Bieber arrested on assault, dangerous driving charges, according to Ontario police

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:42:52 GMT
    Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after police said Tuesday he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.More >>
    Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after police said Tuesday he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.
    More >>
  • Video appears to show beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS

    Video appears to show beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:26:17 GMT
    An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.More >>
    An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.
    More >>
  • Halliburton reaches $1.1Billion oil spill settlement

    Halliburton reaches $1.1Billion oil spill settlement

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:11:01 GMT
    Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The settlement, which is subject to court approval, will be paid into a trust until appeals are resolved over the next two years.More >>
    Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The settlement, which is subject to court approval, will be paid into a trust until appeals are resolved over the next two years.
    More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...