Be Aware: Fraudulent Football Ticket and Parking Pass Scam
University of Georgia football fans are falling victim to online scams at an increasing rate, according to a recent report from UGA’s Police Department.
The department has noted an uptick in fraudulent transactions related to people attempting to purchase UGA football tickets and football parking permits online or through social media apps. The scammers often advertise through apps like GroupMe, where they prompt potential victims to send money before ultimately delivering an invalid ticket or pass. Along with financial losses, some individuals have had their personal identifying information used by suspects to attempt to commit additional thefts.
Bulldog fans are encouraged to use caution when purchasing event tickets from unknown third parties and remain suspicious when unknown sellers ask you to use payment apps that are not a part of a website’s secured purchasing procedure. Requests for unnecessary information such as photographs of identification documents indicate a scam attempt is underway.
If you suspect that you have been the victim of such a scam, please contact the UGA Police Department at 706-542-2200 for assistance.