Thursday in New Orleans the NFL announced it has cracked down on those businessess that have been selling counterfeit tickets and merchandise. League officials say more than $13.5 million of counterfeit items were sold this season.
Government officials hleped the NFL shut down 4200 websites that had been selling fake items. Authentic NFL jerseys cost up to $135, so beware if you see ones selling for $40 or less.
NFL officials say counterfeit items such as jerseys can unravel, fade and have mis-spellings on them. So you might think you're getting a deal, but you're getting ripped off.
And if you're buying tickets to the Super Bowl or any other game on-line or from somone on the street, and those tickets turn out to be counterfeit you won't be allowed into the stadium.