Counterfeit Hamilton Tickets Turning Up "Almost Daily"

News   Counterfeit Hamilton Tickets Turning Up "Almost Daily" The show's success is attracting scam artists
Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Lin-Manuel Miranda in <i>Hamilton</i>
Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton Joan Marcus

Hamilton $10 bills are rarely counterfeited. They’re just not valuable enough to be worth the forgers’ time. Hamilton Broadway tickets, on the other hand, are apparently a different story.

According to The New York Times, "fake tickets show up at the door almost daily."

The forgeries are remarkably good and very closely resemble the actual tickets, and cost buyers hundreds of dollars beyond the printed price. However, the Times reported that many of the tickets bear dates from a year ago, when Hamilton was not even playing on Broadway.

The Times tweeted this photo comparing an actual ticket with a forgery: <p>

The production has no responsibility to honor the fake tickets.

When asked f the production has advice on how best to avoid counterfeits, and how to tell if you have one, a production spokesperson directed Playbill.com to the show's website, which contains the following wording: "There are many ticket resellers and secondary markets for tickets. For the best seats and to eliminate the risk of fraud, get tickets in advance through the Box Office, Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster Plus or Broadway.com. Purchasing tickets from any other seller runs a high risk of receiving fraudulent tickets.

The story quotes the show's creator and star Lin-Manuel saying that some of his friends were taken in by the scam.

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