This is probably not the best way to find tickets to Saturday's big game. AJC file photo

How to avoid having a counterfeit ticket at the SEC Championship Game

The Southeastern Conference is warning fans that counterfeit tickets to Saturday’s championship game between Georgia and Auburn are being sold on-line.

The game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium is sold out.

Here’s some tips on how to avoid losing your money and missing the big game too: 

A -- Look for the authentic SEC holographic foil on the back of the ticket. Within the foil, letters of the words “Southeastern Conference” and the SEC circle logos should appear and disappear when slowly rotating the ticket back and forth. 

B -- The white lettering and all the blue panels on the front of the ticket are laminated, which is noticeable by rubbing your finger over those areas. 

C -- The SEC and Mercedes-Benz Stadium are offering a ticket validation window at the main box office of the stadium beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. If you bought your ticket in an unusual way, go there and make sure it is legitimate.

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