CHICAGO — Chicago Police are warning Cubs and White Sox fans of a scam involving counterfeit tickets for the Crosstown Classic this weekend at U.S. Cellular Field.
Fans should beware of tickets scalpers after an increase in counterfeit ticket complaints surfaces during the Cubs-Padres series last weekend, according to police News Affairs. Eleven arrests were made last weekend for solicitation of counterfeit tickets, police said.
In the recent scam, the tickets appear to be authentic, but when the buyer attempts to enter the park, the bar code does not register and entry is denied.
“There are precautions fans can take to avoid becoming a victim of counterfeit ticket sales. Obviously, they should only buy tickets from a legitimate broker or at the ticket window,” Deputy Police Chief Ralph Chiczewski said in a release.