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Report: Man Arrested For Selling Fake Duke-UNC Tickets

A 24-year-old man was arrested for selling counterfeit tickets to the Duke-UNC game earlier this month.

According to the Durham Herald-Sun, Andrew Frank Arvai of Fort Myers, Fla. was arrested on Feb. 9 at the Northgate Mall. He is being held at the Durham County jail in lieu of a $2,500 bond.

Here are the details:

DPD spokesman Wil Glenn alleged that Arvai placed an ad on Craigslist for the tickets and set up a meeting with a ticket broker from stubhub.com at Northgate to sell the tickets to the Feb. 9 game.

Glenn said the broker had purchased tickets from Arvai in the past and the Feb. 9 transaction was a sting. The broker called mall security and alerted a police officer that he was going to meet the scalper, who he accused of selling phony tickets.

Arvai has been charged with four counts each of scalping tickets, counterfeiting a trademark and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Scalping tickets or buying on the secondary market always has some risk to it, but there are ways to ensure you are making a valid purchase.

Also, there are easier and more legal ways to make some easy money than selling fake tickets. Don't be stupid.