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Police: Watch out for fake Packers tickets

The Lambeau Field ticket office is seen, June 27, 2016. (WLUK/Don Steffens)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Ticket counterfeiters are taking advantage of some people looking to go to Sunday's Green Bay Packers season opener, police warn.

According to Green Bay police, the Packers organization has received reports of counterfeit tickets circulating online. Fake tickets often come through free online marketplaces that ask buyers to arrange to pay for tickets in person, police say.

To be sure of buying valid tickets, fans can use the NFL Ticket Exchange, the only resale marketplace authorized by the Packers. The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection says reputable sellers should be members of the National Association of Ticket Brokers and offer money-back guarantees if there are problems with tickets.

Police also share this advice:

  • Be diligent and do research before buying from unauthorized sources
  • Use a credit card so charges can be disputed in the event of a problem
  • Request identification from the seller
  • If the ticket price seems too good to be true, it probably is

The Packers host the Seattle Seahawks at 3:25 p.m. on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

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