Officers also issued a warning that more than 100 people are believed to have paid more than £200 ($323) apiece, after the bands were advertised on a social networking site.
A warning on the Strathclyde Police website warns that the blue bands, which have “VIP” printed on them, are fake and will not grant access to the July festival at Balado Park in Kinross.
“This fraud will undoubtedly be a real shock for music fans who thought they were buying a genuine wristband for this year’s festival,” said Strathclyde Police’s David Perrit. “We believe there may be more people who have been scammed by these two men, so I am asking anyone who has bought one of these bands to please contact police.
“These bands do not look anything like the genuine article so, if you have bought one or been given one, please do not try to get access to the festival, as site security are aware of these bands and you will not get into any part of the site. Please do not even risk it.”
T In The Park director Geoff Ellis publicly repeated his earlier appeals for people to only buy tickets from official outlets.
“Fans who are duped into buying counterfeit tickets and wristbands will not gain access to the festival and will also be left severely out of pocket,” he said. “We continue to work closely with the police to ensure that those who scam music fans and peddle fake tickets are brought to justice.”
This year’s T in the Park is July 6-8 with headliners including Snow Patrol, The Stone Roses and Kasabian.