Originally posted by DonJulio:
I am going to meet someone to buy tickets after work today. I wanna make sure I don't get swindled. Thank you folks!
make sure you get their real name and phone number (Drivers license number), secondly make sure that you verify that the tickets are not voided. you can call the box office and give the ticket number and check.
When a ticket holder, such as a season ticket holder looses their tickets or have their tickets stolen. They can have the tickets reissued to them with a different bar code. The previous tickets get voided out and will no longer get the happy ring when you scan them to go in. Forged tickets are not normally photoshoped and reprented, they're actual tickets that have generally been stolen through the mail system.
At USC (S. Carolina) people working the the mail room would steal the season tickets sent out each year. It came to be that they would collect the season tickets that got returned via the mail. They then would go out and sell the hard tickets at games and such. Those tickets would be voided by game time by the season ticket holders having their address updated and new tickets being sent out.
[ Edited by Shorteous on Jan 19, 2012 at 1:23 PM ]