The Green Bay Packers season opener is scheduled for Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 7:20 p.m. against the rival Chicago Bears. Aaron Rodgers will now be the highest paid player in NFL history with ESPN reporting that, over the course of his new contract, Aaron Rodgers will be paid at least $100 million. Every one of the Green Bay Packers home games is a sellout and Green Bay Packers fans are willing to pay a premium for tickets. Unfortunately, with each new season comes a warning about counterfeit tickets. In the past, the Green Bay Police Department has issued alerts reminding fans to be cautious when purchasing game tickets from secondary sources. A secondary source is a website such as Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace or other person to person online forums. The Green Bay Police Department has advised fans to only purchase tickets from official sources and team partners such as Ticketmaster and NFL Team Exchange. Official ticket information can be found at: https://www.packers.com/tickets/.
Many people will still purchase tickets from secondary sources. If you choose to purchase from a secondary source, you should use a credit card instead of cash, check or debit card, since a credit card can give you some protection against a big money loss if the tickets are counterfeit. If purchasing through a classified ad, meet the seller in person, preferably at a police station. Finally, be especially cautious of tickets that appear to be photocopies. The bar code on the ticket is only good for one event, and if the ticket is a photocopy, the bar code might have been copied from a previous ticket, and the bar code could have been used on a number of fake tickets.
If you find yourself to be a victim of a counterfeit ticket, you should contact the police department immediately. You should contact the police department where the transaction occurred if the transaction occurred outside of Green Bay. If the transaction occurred in Green Bay, you should contact the Green Bay Police Department. Unfortunately, because the genuine ticket for that seat was sold to another person, the person who has the legitimate ticket gets the seat.