Imagine this. It’s the night of a big production or concert that you have been waiting weeks, if not months to see at Lubbock’s Buddy Holly Hall. You and your date are dressed up and ready for night out and excited to take in the experience at Buddy Holly Hall. You’ve been planning for this day and spent big money on tickets from a third party website that was reselling tickets. Sure, the tickets cost a little more than you wanted, but it’s going to be a great night. You arrive at Buddy Holly Hall, walk in, get your tickets scanned and then find out the bad news. Your tickets are fake. It was a scam and you are out hundreds of dollars.

Unfortunately, it’s a scenario that is all too real according to officials with Buddy Holly Hall who sent out a press release on Tuesday warning patrons of scam artists selling fake tickets at high prices to performances at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences.

According to officials with Buddy Holly Hall and ASM Global, scam website have been reported, but they are still up.

ASM Global, the management company of BHH, has reported several scam websites to the authorities, but the sites are still in operation. Charlton Northington, General Manager of BHH, said there are ways to avoid purchasing a fake ticket.

“The Buddy Holly Hall uses Etix for all of our ticketing needs,” Northington said. “The only way to positively know you are buying legitimate tickets is to purchase through the website at buddyhollyhall.com, by calling…

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