SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Dozens of people have been detained for selling fake tickets to the Outside Lands Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, a police spokesman said Saturday.
As of Friday evening, 35 people were detained for selling the fake tickets outside the festival entrance, Officer Gordon Shyy said.
The Outside Lands Festival featuring music, food and art started on Friday and concludes on Sunday.
Police were warning festival attendees to be wary that there are fraudulent people making a profit off of the counterfeit passes, and ticket purchases should be made from a verified source, Shyy said.
Tickets or wristbands bought through Ticketmaster are secured entry to the event, according to the Outside Lands website.
The website also states that festival organizers are not liable for fake tickets or wristbands, which may appear to be real.
Ticket fraud reports can be made by calling Ticketmaster customer service at (800) 653-8000 or by visiting the ticket issues window at the festival.
More than 100 artists were scheduled to perform on seven stages spread throughout the park. This year’s headliners include Kanye West, who performed Friday, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who headlined Saturday.
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