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Beware of fake copied tickets to All-Star Weekend celebrity parties

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The NBA All Star game is hours away. Basketball's best and their celebrity friends have been popping up all over Houston.

From fashion shows hosted by the NFL MVP Adrian Peterson, featuring Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, to the Miami Heat's LeBron James dedicating a renovated gym to a local boys and girls club, professional athletes and celebrities have been spending much of the daytime in the Bayou City supporting different charities. 

"It's been great," said LeBron James. "It's such a great city."

But along with the games and charitable events come nighttime parties.

Cliff Jackson is an event coordinator and promoter and helped put together Diddy's Friday night party at The Drake Houston off Washington Avenue.

As Jackson prepared for Saturday's big party featuring Machine Gun Kelly and Young Jeezy, he had a warning for party goers.

"Do not buy tickets from off the street," said Jackson. "If you don't purchase it online or you don't get your admission taken care of at the door of the actual party, don't do it. 99.9 percent, 100 percent of the time, it's gonna be a fake ticket. (At) Diddy's party we had a least 400 (people) that walked away with fake tickets."

Jackson says a group of out-of-towners are cashing in on the NBA All-Star weekend and celebrity fascination by copying party tickets and selling them in parking lots at a reduced price.

"This is going on at all of the big parties and all the parties around Houston," said Jackson. "And actually, we had 3 or 4 arrests last night. One guy had a copy machine in his pickup truck duplicating tickets with a laptop."

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