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Fake Student Tickets a Problem for USC Football Games

Patrick Donovan tells students how to keep their tickets from being copied. Patrick Donovan tells students how to keep their tickets from being copied.

By: Sarah Travis

Posted: Tuesday, October 12th, 9:49 am

There is high demand for student tickets for the USC football games, especially for a game like last weekend  against Alabama.  Only 9,525 student tickets were allotted for the game, and over 4,000 students couldn't get a ticket for the Alabama game.

Sometimes students who don't get tickets are trying to beat the system.  Student Ticketing Coordinator Patrick Donovan says fake tickets are a problem at every game.

"I think that generally you'll have 25-50 tickets per game with people trying to Photoshop their friends' names or people who didn't receive tickets' names on there," says Donovan.

Donovan says an easy way for someone to counterfeit a student's ticket is if they leave their USC Student Ticket page open on a public computer.  Someone can use the open account to print another copy of the ticket.

"Well just like anything else, if you're using a public computer make sure you log out, change your password from guest, don't let your friends use your password, be careful and don't print out more than one copy," Donovan says.  "Once it's in someone's hands you never know what can happen."

So when you go to get a ticket for the next game, be sure to take Donovan's advice to help avoid theft.  Log out of public computers and print only one ticket.

For more information about student tickets as well as regular tickets, you can visit the Gamecocks Online ticket section.

 

 

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