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Buyer Beware: Fake Concert Tickets Surfacing at Fargodome

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More than 21,000 people packed the Fargodome this weekend for the much anticipated P!NK concert. More than a dozen ticket holders never made it inside.

Their tickets were fake, as part of a scheme going on around town that's expected to hit again for this weekend's Lady Antebellum concert.

"It turns out to be somebody who resold a ticket and then, they turned around and voided they're account or they sold it multiple times," Rob Sobolik, Fargodome General Manager, said. "Essentially, the first ticket gets in."

The Fargodome frequently busts fraudulent tickets during high attendance. But, the only true test to detect them is often the scanner at the door.

"It gives a 'yes, it's a good ticket' or a 'no, it's not a good ticket'," Sobolik explained.

So, while your ticket may not look or feel different, how do you tell if it's fake?
It starts with where you found it. Often times, tickets sold on Craigslist won't get you through the door.

"It's the standard line for myself and everybody in venues: don't do it," Sobolik said of buying tickets off second party web sites. Sobolik says you're only guaranteed a true seat at a show if you buy off inforumtix.com or go through the Fargodome web site. But, avoiding phony web sites isn't easy.

"If you Google 'Fargodome tickets' or 'P!NK tickets' in Fargo, the real ticketing site is somewhere between the fifth and fifteenth item to come up," he said.

Fargo Police is urging ticket buyers to be aware of where they're purchasing. Lieutenant Joel Vettel says there isn't much local agencies can do to stop fraudulent schemes.

"It does fall upon the person purchasing those tickets and there's not a lot we can do to get their money or get them into the show," Vettel said.

Sobolik adds that shows that have been postponed, like P!NK and Lady Antebellum, can be more susceptible to fraudulent tickets.

 

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