Falcons issue counterfeit ticket advisory for rest of season
Atlanta's Jamaal Anderson (left) goes in for the quarterback sack on Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck (right) in the second half. The sack caused Hasselbeck to fumble the football, which was recovered by the Falcons for a touchdown. AP
FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons, who are 12-2 this season and tied for the best record in the National Football League, literally have the hottest ticket in town.
The Falcons issued a ticket advisory for the remaining two home games on Tuesday.
The club has issued some guidelines for fans the help them avoid purchasing counterfeit tickets from secondary sources.
Here are the guidelines:
- Fans may choose to purchase tickets at www.nfl.com/ticketexchange. The NFL Ticket Exchange is the only resale marketplace endorsed by the NFL, providing fans with the opportunity to purchase seats listed by Falcons season ticket holders or other fans.
- When buying from an individual or through other online exchanges, do not be lured away from the website by the seller.
- Fans choosing to buy tickets through an online auction are advised to choose a seller with a long and continuous history of satisfied customers.
- Fans should never pay with a cashier’s check or wire money to the seller, as there may be no way to get money back if the tickets are not received. Fans are advised to pay with a credit card or through PayPal, which offer some amount of protection and potential reimbursement.
- Many sellers will include pictures of the tickets with their posts on auction sites or message boards. Fans should scrutinize these tickets closely for any inaccuracies or alterations, and cross-check the seat assignment with the map on the Georgia Dome’s website.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter
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