The Utah Jazz have issued a single-game ticket fraud alert ahead of their 2017 NBA playoffs games against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Fans are being warned that a non-verified third party is offering fraudulent tickets for tonight’s (Friday) Round 1, Home Game 1 and Sunday’s Home Game 2.

Jazz said there were some looking to “take advantage of fans” ahead of its first home playoff game in five years. The franchise reminded fans that only tickets purchased from authorised outlets guarantee entry to Vivint Smart Home Arena.

“At this juncture it truly is a precautionary measure,” Frank Zang, Utah Jazz senior vice president of communications, said. “We had a couple minor questions about tickets that we had to clarify for people, just buyer beware, do not be scammed in a potential situation of people trying to take advantage of fans who are anxious to buy tickets for a Jazz playoff game.”

Jazz said fans seeking to attend the games should purchase tickets at the team’s website, the Vivint Smart Home Arena box office, Smith’s Tix outlets, and official reseller Flash Seats.

In a statement the Jazz said: “Tickets purchased from any other source may not be valid. The Jazz are not able to honour, replace or refund invalid tickets.”