|Fans visiting any of the College Football Playoff related venues should practice a “buyer beware” approach to spending their money. As with many major entertainment events, there is a possibility of individuals selling counterfeit merchandise, as well as invalid tickets. To avoid becoming the target of a ticket scam or buying counterfeit merchandise, people are strongly encouraged to use authorized, reputable vendors to purchase merchandise and tickets.
In an effort to combat these illegal operations, the North Texas law enforcement partner’s will be enforcing counterfeit trademarking violations for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is also participating with the enforcement effort with additional assistance from the Collegiate Licensing Company and representatives of the involved universities.
These enforcement efforts will not be highly visible. Vendors selling counterfeit merchandise will not know if the person to whom they are selling is an officer or a member of the enforcement effort. People choosing to sell counterfeit merchandise and invalid tickets in North Texas do so at their own risk and face potential criminal prosecution.
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The following was prepared by the North Texas Law Enforcement Joint Information Center.