The University of South Carolina is warning fans to beware of counterfeit tickets and merchandise for sale around Williams-Brice Stadium before Saturday’s showdown between Clemson and South Carolina.

A release from the school said “Let the buyer beware” when purchasing tickets from scalpers either online or outside the stadium. Each year, the athletics department receives incident reports from people who purchase tickets that have already been scanned at the stadium gates, rendering them useless. Counterfeit tickets also are sold for high-profile games each year, the school said.

Fans with questions about the validity of their tickets should bring them to the Gamecock Athletics Ticket Office at Gate 26 on the north side of the stadium.

The school also said fans should be aware of counterfeit merchandise sold around the stadium. Officially licensed merchandise features the “Officially Licensed Collegiate Product” hologram on the product or hangtag.

Clemson (10-1) and South Carolina (9-2) are set to play at 7 p.m. Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. The game will be televised on ESPN2.