A man outside TD Garden has been arrested for selling fake tickets to the NBA Finals

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Jeffrey Hall, 29, of Naugatuck, Connecticut, was arrested in the Causeway Street area.

Fans crowded the area around the TD Garden Wednesday night ahead of game three tip of the NBA Finals. Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe Staff

Tickets for the NBA Finals game between the Celtics and Warriors are the hottest in town, but some in town are selling fakes.

Boston police announced Thursday that they arrested a man near TD Garden shortly before the third game was reported for allegedly selling fake tickets. Officials said the arrest took place around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Jeffrey Hall, 29, of Naugatuck, Connecticut, was arrested in the Causeway Street area.

According to the announcement, the officers were on a “guided patrol” in the area, when they came across the hall. They learned that Hall apparently had a history of counterfeiting tickets. He was wanted by a pending injunction from Wrentham District Court on charges of forging entry tickets and reselling unauthorized tickets. Hall was arrested without incident, and will be summoned to court on June 8.

Boston Police are urging fans to beware of counterfeiting when purchasing tickets for upcoming NBA Finals games. Police encourage people to buy tickets only from authorized ticket agencies.

“Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source take a risk and do so at the buyer’s responsibility. Officers want to proactively curb this activity and encourage buyers to purchase only from official sellers. Purchasing via other means creates the potential for possession of an invalid and/or counterfeit ticket,” BPD said in a statement.

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