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Penn State football ticket scams on the rise, according to university police

Min Xian

Penn State football ticket scams are on the rise, according to University Police and Public Safety.

University Police said there have been eight reported incidents since the start of the fall semester. Victims of these scams, who have been mostly students, reported losses up to $900 dollars.

University Police said most scams happen on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and GroupMe. Scammers advertise tickets that do not exist using fake photographs and ask for payment with Venmo or Zelle.

To avoid becoming a victim of this scam, University Police say to only buy tickets from Penn State’s Athletic Office or Ticketmaster.

Anyone who believes they may a victim of this scam can report the crime to their campus police station or online.

Sydney Roach