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New law cuts down on counterfeit football tickets

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

After passing an ordinance this summer to crack down on the selling of counterfeit football tickets, the Auburn Police Division says they did not have one report of a fake ticket last weekend at AU's first SEC game against Arkansas.

The new law regulates ticket scalpers in Auburn by having them apply for a permit.

Licensed scalpers have to wear an identification badge in plain sight, and be able to provide a matching picture ID upon request while scalping in Auburn.

Registered scalpers are required to pay a $155 registration fee and the permit would be valid from July 1 through June 30 of each year.

Auburn Police Chief Paul Register says in the past, they usual have a dozen reports of counterfeit tickets during the game.

Police say they aren't trying to target families trying to sell an extra ticket, but a person who is not from the community, selling multiple tickets for a profit.

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