Buyer Beware! Boston Police Warn of Counterfeit Tickets

On Sunday, February 4, 2018, the New England Patriots will travel to Minnesota to play for yet another Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Boston Police would like to take this opportunity to remind fans to be wary of purchasing counterfeit tickets to the big game. Fans who purchase tickets from a second or third party source are taking a chance, therefore, we encourage fans to only buy tickets from authorized ticket agencies. Purchasing from other sources, like online and social media sites such as Craigslist and Reddit, is done at the buyer’s own risk. Officers want to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to only purchase from official vendors. Purchasing via other means creates the potential for possessing either an invalid or counterfeit ticket and monetary loss. Remember, if the price of the ticket or the deal seems to good to be true, it probably is!

If any community members have information about the selling of counterfeit tickets, you are urged to contact Boston Police. Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously are reminded that the Boston Police Department is ONLY interested in the INFORMATION you provide, NOT who YOU are.

Be safe, enjoy the game, and GO PATS!