North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper warned Panther fans not to fall for ticket scams ahead of Super Bowl 50.

“We want the Panthers to keep pounding, but we don’t want consumers to get pounded by Super Bowl ticket scams,” Cooper said. “Some Panthers fans are willing to do nearly anything to get tickets to this year’s Super Bowl, and unfortunately scammers know it.”

Cooper said fans should beware ticket prices that seem to good to be true.

Face value for a single ticket to Super Bowl 50 ranges from $500 and $1,600, but average resale values are reportedly near $5,500 per ticket on popular online ticket vendors.

He urged people to use credit cards to pay to increase their chances of getting their money back and to research ticket sellers.

If you spot a ticket scam, report it to our Consumer Protection Division by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM toll-free within North Carolina or by filing a complaint online at