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NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Officials are warning basketball fans about counterfeit tickets as the SEC men's basketball tournament continues this weekend at Bridgestone Arena.

Tickets for all the weekend games are sold out, which is prompting many fans to find tickets through resale.

Here are a couple tips to avoid getting scammed:

  • Look for the authentic SEC holographic foil on the ticket - within the foil, there should be several SEC circle logos
  • The words "Southeastern Conference" should appear and disappear when the ticket is rotated
  • Bridgestone Arena will not be accepting any PDF print-at-home tickets
  • Pay attention to the texture of the ticket

Fans can stop by the ticket validation window at the main box office starting at 10 a.m. each day. This is the only place where a ticket can be authenticated.

Session 4 began at noon Friday. Session 5 will start at 6 p.m. Friday. Semifinals will tip off at noon Saturday. The champions starts at noon Sunday.

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Kara is an Emmy Award-winning digital producer. She is a Cincinnati native and an alumna of the University of South Carolina. She previously worked at WRDW-TV in Augusta, Ga., before moving to Nashville five years ago to work at WSMV-TV.

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