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Jazz issue fraud alert, warn of playoff ticket scams

By Ashley Moser  |  Posted Apr 19th, 2017 @ 10:35pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — It’s no secret, you are going to pay a pretty penny if you have not already bought your tickets for this weekend’s Utah Jazz NBA Playoff games at Vivint Smart Home Arena against the Los Angeles Clippers.

But before you go out and purchase them, look out for thieves looking to cash in on your desperation.

The Utah Jazz issued a single-game ticket fraud alert Wednesday for both upcoming home games this Friday and Sunday.

“We’ve had a couple minor cases of questionable tickets brought to our attention of people trying to reproduce things,” Frank Zang, Utah Jazz Senior Vice President of Communications said.

Jazz officials are advising fans to beware of fraudulent tickets from a non-verified third party. The team said that only tickets purchased from authorized outlets guarantee entry to the games.

“Make sure that [you] use an authorized outlet in your purchase,” Zang warned.

Those authorized outlets include utahjazz.com, the Vivint Smart Home Arena box office, located on 100 South across the street from the John Stockton and Karl Malone statues, or any Smith’s Tix outlet or by phone at (801) 355-SEAT.

The official ticket resale partner for Jazz tickets is Flash Seats, where fans can sell or transfer tickets securely and conveniently. Jazz officials said they would not be not able to honor, replace or refund invalid tickets.

The Jazz will face the Clippers on Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.

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