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Going to see Beyonce? Watch out for counterfeit tickets and towing

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Thousands of people are expected to hit uptown Charlotte on Saturday night when Beyonce brings "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" to town.

But here is a warning if you are going - watch out for counterfeit tickets and to be careful where you park.

Counterfeit tickets

Tickets for Beyonce's sold out show at Time Warner Cable Arena have a face value of $47 to $252, but they are being offered on Craigslist, eBay, StubHub and other ticket websites for $75 to $10,000 each.

"If you want to see her show, you will have to buy tickets from a third party," said BBB President Tom Bartholomy. "When demand is high and supply is limited, scammers come out of the woodwork!"

If you are a Beyonce fan hoping to buy tickets for tomorrow night's show, the BBB warns you to be on the lookout for fake tickets. The opportunity to be scammed by fake ticket sellers is very high when people buy tickets from individuals on the street before a show. 

"The seller will require you to pay cash," said Bartholomy, "but that person will be gone by the time you get to the door and find out that your tickets are fake."

Towing and booting

Saturday night, thousands of fans will converge on uptown for Beyonce's concert and thousands more will enjoy the festive atmosphere in bars and clubs in and around uptown.

"There are plenty of parking options in uptown Charlotte where you can pay to park for the evening," added Bartholomy, "and you won't have to worry about your night being ruined when your car is towed or booted."

If you are going, the BBB has this advice:

  • Park for free at one of seven Park and Ride lots along South Blvd. and pay $4 round trip to take the Lynx Blue Line Light Rail train to and from Time Warner Cable Arena.
  • Pay to park. Nearly 30,000 off-street parking spaces are located within a 15-minute walking distance of Time Warner Cable Arena. Spending $10 or $20 to park is far less expensive than a $120 towing fee.
  • If you are going to restaurants, bars and clubs in trendy areas like Dilworth, South End, NoDa or Elizabeth, read the signs in parking lots to insure that the space you are parking in is designated for the business you will be patronizing. Do not park in lots for businesses that are closed for the night. If the lot has a sign that says towing is enforced 24 hours a day, your car will be towed or booted.

For more information, please visit BBB.

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