NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame Senior Assistant Athletic Director Josh Berlo warns Irish fans to be extremely careful when they consider obtaining Notre Dame football tickets through non-University sources.

“Anually, we receive reports of fraudulent ticket offerings and scams,” Berlo says. “Based on the continued record demand, con artists are attempting to trick people into paying for, or putting deposits on tickets they do not have.”

“How do you spot a scam? Is it too good to be true? Were you solicited via email or online blog? Does it involve a wire transfer or money order? Does it involve a foreign country? Is it on an Internet auction Web site? If you answered yes to any of those questions, chances are it is a scam or may involve invalid or stolen tickets.”

Those suspecting they have counterfeit tickets in their possession should contact their local law enforcement agency to report this as soon as possible. The investigating law enforcement agency then can contact the Notre Dame Counterfeit Ticket Task force via the Notre Dame Security Police for assistance by calling 574-631-5555, and ask for Sgt. Dosmann.

Clues to counterfeit tickets include fuzzy printing, rough cuts or perforations, mismatched fonts or the absence of a three-dimensional shamrock  hologram with Fighting Irish leprechauns.

If you have any questions, please contact the Notre Dame Ticket Office at 574-631-7356 or visit us at