ATLANTA, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- TicketMaster agents say nearly two dozen people had counterfeit tickets to singer Paul McCartney's recent performance in Atlanta.
The unidentified agents said while nearly 24 counterfeit tickets were discovered for Saturday's show at Piedmont Park, that was far below the average for an event of that size, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Daren Wang, AJC Decatur Book Festival executive director, said he and his wife were among those victimized by counterfeit tickets.
"He stopped us on the street and offered us two tickets at $50 each," Wang said of the man who sold the couple two tickets outside the performance. "But when we tried to get into the park the tickets wouldn't scan."
Wang told the Journal-Constitution he learned that an individual can determine if a ticket is valid by looking for a blue streak on the ticket.
"If you tear the ticket a little, you will be able to see it. That is how you know it is valid," he said.