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Arlington police are investigating their first case of phony tickets sold for this year's World Series.

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Arlington police are investigating their first case of phony tickets sold for this year's World Series.

Jordan Campsey paid $200 a piece for two standing-room-only tickets to Game 4 advertised on Craigslist. He met the seller near the mall in Irving.

He said the tickets looked like authentic hard tickets. But when he got to the stadium, the tickets didn't scan.

"Honestly I'm a person that buys and sells and buys tickets on Craigslist all the time," Campsey said. "I've probably made a hundred-plus transactions."

Arlington police say it is the only case of counterfeit tickets they're investigating.

The department's experience dealing with high-profile events such as the Super Bowl, the Cotton Bowl, the World Series and the NBA All-Star Game has given its officers a lot of experience dealing with phony tickets and fake merchandise.

With just one game remaining at the ballpark for this season, undercover officers will be out in force hoping to keep scalpers and scammers away from the stadium.

Campsey said he still looking for the man -- whose ad remains on Craigslist.

"I'd love to catch the guy and confront him with the police, but from here on out, I'll be buying from the box office or Stubhub," he said.

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