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THURSDAY, May 9 — The press folks with the blockbuster show “Hamilton” are in a dither about possible counterfeiting after City Pulse published a ticket on its cover this week.
The ticket was altered, by the way.
But just to stop the pants-wetting, we agreed to run a story reminding people to be careful buying tickets.
Here is a press release written by Wharton spokesman Bob Hoffman on how to be safe. The press release is out of date but still contains pertinent tips:
AVOID BEING SCAMMED
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLY FROM WHARTON CENTER’S OFFICIAL SOURCES
EAST LANSING, MI — Have you ever purchased tickets to an event at Wharton Center and received your tickets only to find that you paid far above the ticket price printed on the tickets – sometimes three and four times the value? You may have purchased your tickets from a fraudulent website! With so many high-profile and popular events coming to Wharton Center, including HAMILTON, we have found more and more patrons are being exploited by unscrupulous ticket resellers. Oftentimes our tickets are being marketed on secondary ticket sites before the operator of the site has even purchased tickets – and they are being sold at prices far above the price you will pay through our site – THE OFFICIAL SOURCE: whartoncenter.com. For example, HAMILTON tickets aren’t even on sale yet. They won’t go on sale until this Saturday, March 23 at 10:00 a.m. at Wharton Center’s official ticketing outlets: online at whartoncenter.com, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office at Wharton Center, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON. If you go online before Saturday, March 23 you will notice many sites offering to sell you HAMILTON tickets. If you purchase your tickets from these sites you risk the following:
Below are a few recommendations to avoid being ensnared by unscrupulous ticket resellers:
We urge you to protect yourself by purchasing directly from the official source for Wharton Center tickets – buy your tickets at our windows, at Whartoncenter.com or by phone at 1-800-WHARTON (1-800-942-7866).