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Pats fans scammed with fake tickets on Craigslist

New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Tate (19) breaks a tackle from Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Foxborough, Mass. New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Tate (19) breaks a tackle from Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
October 17, 2010

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass.—More than 50 people were turned away after trying to get into Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens after buying counterfeit tickets on Craigslist that cost as much as $400.

"Buying tickets through Craigslist is an extremely risky, 'buyer beware' proposition," Patriots spokesman Stacey James said. "We strongly encourage Patriots fans to avoid Craigslist and similar sites."

The Patriots have sold out every game since 1994. Season ticket-holders can resell their tickets at face value through the Patriots Ticket Exchange program.

Craigslist did not immediately respond to an e-mail sent through the website on Sunday afternoon.

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