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      Counterfeit tickets for Gamecock football on the rise

      The season opener for the Gamecock football team is less than twenty-four hours away, but if you don't have tickets for the game, be careful if you plan to find one on game day.

      COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - The season opener for the Gamecock football team is less than twenty-four hours away, but if you don't have tickets for the game, be careful if you plan to find one on game day.

      USC Police say counterfeit tickets are on the rise. With new technology, officials say tickets look real; therefore sellers are demanding big bucks.

      Eric Grabski with the USC Security says to be weary if you do notice someone you think is selling tickets that are counterfeit.

      "Notify law enforcement immediately??, said Grabski. ??We'll have many officers there tomorrow and every game."

      Scalpers won't be the only individuals who could face legal problems for selling tickets, according to officials. Under South Carolina law, if an individual buys a ticket more than a dollar than face value, they could also face criminal charges.