UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State University Police has become aware of a scam initiated through Facebook that involves tickets for the highly anticipated Penn State vs. Ohio State game to be held Saturday, Sept. 29.
Specifically, University Police is investigating multiple incidents in which scammers seek payment for tickets through Venmo; however, the tickets are not being delivered as promised.
Anyone who believes they may be a victim of this crime should contact University Police at University Park at 814-863-1111.
Separately, University Police wants to remind students who are selling tickets via social media to not include their student ID card as part of the sale, as student information may be compromised. Students offering ID cards with game-day tickets are potentially putting themselves at risk for theft, identity theft and other crimes.
Penn State encourages fans buying tickets to only purchase them through Penn State authorized sources. The Penn State Athletic Ticket Office and Ticketmaster are the only authorized sources for tickets to Nittany Lion athletic home events. Fans purchasing tickets from unauthorized sources (including StubHub, Vivid Seats, Craigslist, eBay, and ticket brokers) assume the risk that tickets purchased are counterfeit or the barcodes have been invalidated.
Anyone attempting to enter Beaver Stadium with a counterfeit or invalid barcode on their ticket will be denied entry.