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AUBURN, AL (WSFA) -

Auburn University's Athletics Department Wednesday issued a notice to Tiger fans urging them to be cautious of counterfeit tickets as its final two games of the season approach.

Those games, against #25 Georgia and #1 Alabama, have fans clamoring for tickets and scammers willing to pass off bogus tix for big bucks.

AU officials warn ticket buyers that unless the passes are purchased through official ticket offices, it's buyer-beware.

The #7 Auburn Tigers are not the only team warning fans they'll be on the outside of the gates if their tickets aren't any good.

University of Alabama Athletics Dept. officials issued a similar notice last week prior to a matchup with then #13 LSU. Two men were arrested for allegedly selling fake passes to get into that game.

Auburn officials give these tips:

Before Buying Tickets from Individuals:
-Ask the seller if they will accompany you to the Gates to verify authenticity of the ticket. An EOG staff member will scan the ticket and verify its authenticity. If they refuse, use caution. Once the ticket is scanned, the customer must enter the stadium.

-Fans can verify the authenticity of their tickets outside JHS at the Ticket Office and at the Auburn Arena. However, if the tickets have been duplicated (copied, resold, etc.) in any way, the first ticket to enter the stadium will be the "good" ticket and any subsequent tickets will be scanned invalid.

-If you suspect an individual is selling counterfeit tickets, please alert the nearest law enforcement official.

Auburn welcomes Georgia to Jordan Hare Stadium on November 16 and Alabama on November 30.

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