COLUMBIA — Individuals are selling tickets for the sold-out Missouri football game Saturday, but police are warning ticket buyers to be wary.
People on Facebook and Craigslist have the coveted tickets for hundreds of dollars, in some cases. But the tickets might not be real, said MU Police Department Captain Brian Weimer, leaving the buyer out of the game and out of cash.
Weimer encouraged buyers to note the fine print on the back of tickets that says fakes or duplicates will not be accepted.
Ticket validity is another thing to look out for. "Once a ticket has been scanned in, it has to be scanned out to be valid again," Weimer said. "If I go in with 10 of my buddies and then leave and sell the used tickets, those tickets won't get you in."
"I think it's best to just not put yourself out there. Don't buy tickets from unauthorized sellers, it's not worth the risk," Weimer said.
Scalping tickets is legal in Missouri, but according to the Mizzou Ticket Office, the university has a policy against profiting off scalped tickets.