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CONSUMER ALERT: Watch out for bogus Super Bowl tickets


MADISON (WAOW)--If you're looking for Super Bowl tickets, make sure you buy from reputable vendors.

Representatives with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection are warning fans to look out for bogus tickets. In a press release, DATCP officials warn that hundreds of fans were scammed in recent years trying to get to the Super Bowl.

The NFL plans on selling about 90,000 tickets, according to that same release. Michelle Reinen, the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, says there are special security features on Super Bowl tickets. "Legitimate Super Bowl tickets are printed on thick, heavy paper with barcodes, holograms and raised ink. In addition, the NFL says the tickets include heat sensitive logos that disappear with the touch of a thumb," Reinen is quoted as saying in the release.

You can contact the Bureau of Consumer Protection at 1-800-422-7128 or by visiting their website

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