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      Iron Bowl ticket prices on the rise, so are the scammers

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      Gene Hallman, President and CEO of the Bruno Event Team, said this year's Iron Bowl is expected to live up to its reputation.{}"This will be the highest priced football ticket this season," said Hallman.{}Auburn University will take on the University of Alabama Saturday afternoon. Experts warn, don't let your eagerness to score tickets, keep you from actually attending the game.{}"Counterfeit issues tend to rise as ticket prices go up," said Hallman.{}Scammers are hard at work creating fake copies of this weekend's hottest ticket. {}Vestavia Hills Police told ABC 33/40's Larry Miller they're investigating a case where a man paid $300.00 for Iron Bowl tickets he didn't receive.{}"They sent money to a third party exchange and the tickets never arrived," said Lt. Brian Gilham, spokesman for the Vestavia Hills Police Department.{}Tickets for the game range anywhere from $400.00 to $30,000.00. {}Before you pay a dime, make sure the seller or the company selling the tickets has a good reputation and a money back guarantee.{}Hallman suggested purchasing from companies like Aaatix, Stubhub, Vivid Seats. Hallman said you want to purchase tickets from a company that's been around for a while. When you finally get your ticket, be sure to look for a hologram in the center.{}{}"Holograms do not copy easy. That's the thing that's going to give away a counterfeit ticket because of the hologram that is right in the center of the ticket," said Hallman.{}

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