AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - As the upcoming games against Georgia and Alabama approach, the Auburn Athletics Ticket Office is reminding fans that tickets from outside sources may be counterfeit.

The only authorized sellers are the ticket offices at Auburn and opposing schools, ReplyBuy and StubHub. Purchasing tickets from any other party is done at the buyer's own risk.

A ticket's authenticity is in the bar code, but tickets purchased from unauthorized sources may have duplicated codes. In these cases, only the first ticket to enter the stadium is valid.

Officials from Stadium People have been instructed to not allow guests with counterfeit tickets to enter the stadium. Counterfeit ticket holders will be escorted out of the stadium if discovered.

The City of Auburn requires individuals reselling tickets to obtain a permit, which includes a city-issued badge with photo identification. The permit does not legitimize the sellers or validate the tickets. Sellers are not Auburn University representatives. Instead, it provides police an opportunity to identify scalpers. The ticket office recommends that individuals who choose to purchase tickets from scalpers document the permit number.

The office provided several educational points regarding counterfeit tickets.

Seat Location Fraud

Seat location "photo-shopping" on print-at-home tickets is the latest fraudulent tactic seen by ticket offices. Paper tickers purchased in person or online may have a fraudulent seat location. Even tickets that were originally purchased from an authorized seller could be altered before they are resold on Stub Hub. Reach out to the Auburn ticket office before purchasing to check seat locations.

Use Caution

Fans should be cautious of counterfeit sellers who approach guests in parking lots or downtown Auburn. These sellers often travel by bicycle to move quickly if approached by law enforcement. Scalpers have also been known to deal with counterfeit money.

ReplyBuy

Football fans can sign up for ReplyBuy to find last-minute tickets for the Georgia and Alabama games. Register at https://www.replybuy.com/auburn/welcome or text AUBURN to 20123 to be alerted when tickets become available.

Ticket Transferring

Tickets purchased through Auburn or visiting teams' ticket offices can be resold online. The original ticket becomes invalid and the online ticket is now valid. StubHub is an authorized secondary ticketing provider, and purchasing from others is done at the buyer's own risk. Fans are encouraged to question sellers to make sure tickets have not already been sold online.

Tips for Mobile Tickets

Auburn is now primarily digital in ticket delivery, and tickets can be downloaded to Apple Wallet or Google Pay before arriving. Photos or screenshots are not valid forms of entry. Fans should plan to arrive early and remember that every person, regardless of age, will need a ticket to enter Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The office asks that fans who suspect an individual is selling counterfeit tickets alert the nearest law enforcement official, email gameday@auburn.edu or text AUBURN followed by the complaint to 69050 or call 334-844-4750.