Need Fake Ultra Tickets? Craigslist Has You Covered

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In case you haven't heard, Ultra starts Friday. As of Wednesday evening, tickets to the weekend megafestival were 98 percent sold out, according to the organization's website. And oh, there's this: The three-day general admission passes retail for $400, plus a $90 service charge.

But thanks to Craigslist, wannabe Ultra-goers have an alternative. A cheaper, slightly less, you know, legal, alternative. Fake tickets.

See also: How Ultra Will Affect Downtown Traffic

The post, which was still active at the time of publication, includes pictures of the front and back of a real Ultra ticket adjacent to the front and back of a very convincing-looking "replica" ticket and advertises the frauds for $150, promising a discount if a large quantity is purchased. It also says the tickets "can be used to get in if you use a little common sense." Asked by text message to elaborate, the poster responded to Riptide:

"They're are about 2-3 checkpoint before you get to were they scan your ticket. Wit these replicas you will be about to go through the checkpoints then ultimately be able to pay off the member that scans you in."

Pay off the security guy just like that? Is it really that easy? And how much does it take to grease the guards?

Yes, it is, says the fake-ticket seller. And 20 bucks should do the job, he or she responded, plus maybe a few singles padded underneath.

Told this seems like a cheap bribe, the poster offered a perfectly logical explanation: "Yeah they get paid shit lol."

According to Florida law, selling counterfeit goods is at least a first-degree misdemeanor. A public information officer for the Miami Police Department said the cops do not have a specific plan in place to address Ultra counterfeiting. "If we do come across it, then we'll cross that bridge when we get there," she said.

Below, a screenshot of the post:

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29 comments
esreveR.M.Backwards
esreveR.M.Backwards

What this article does not take into account is that Ultra fired the last security company and brought in a new company for this year.

Vince Witty
Vince Witty

Im selling real tickets to fake ultra!

Nikolas Obrenović
Nikolas Obrenović

The fake ones look fake anyways. Im sure this always happens. Anyways Ultra did not sell out this year and if it does at last minute thats total BS. Prices were too high. This has turned off a lot of constant goers to stop going like myself.

Esteban Ortiz
Esteban Ortiz

Why pay 150 for something you know is fake! Print them yourself and take the money to tip the gate guy. If you don't get it it didn't cost you 150 bucks.

Michael Sillince
Michael Sillince

This article was sponsored by ultra !!! Don't believe it

Sean Knowles
Sean Knowles

I have worked ultra the last few years and they work to constantly improve the security to counter the fake ones.

Shirley Mantilla
Shirley Mantilla

Right, which some people will copy their real barcode to the counterfeit but it's all about who gets there first.

Miami New Times
Miami New Times

Shirley, the tickets need to be scanned at the gate anyway.

Shirley Mantilla
Shirley Mantilla

Ultra should have been known this. They could add holographic stickers to their tickets.

Miguel Aybar
Miguel Aybar

"can be used to get in if you use a little common sense" that's the best part lol

Breaux Bridges
Breaux Bridges

Why would you buy anything off craigslist...even the women arent real on craigslist.. trust me.. I know..lol

Robert Pando
Robert Pando

I just want a Sunday ticket for like $80

Brian Bartlett
Brian Bartlett

lol, stupid is as stupid does...fraud is everywhere especially in Miami at such events.

Johnny Carrascal
Johnny Carrascal

Can you also purchase fake molly? So young stupid asses won't be passing out all over Biscayne!

xxxraiderxxx
xxxraiderxxx

They're not saying every single ticket on Craigslist is fake. They're pointing out one specific listing advertising what the seller admits are fake tickets.

You can go on Craigslist right now and search that title and you'll see the exact listing and another one by the same guy.

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