Beware Rugby World Cup ticketing scams

28 August 2015

rugby union Like all big events, scamsters are swarming around the Rugby World Cup. An investigation by Which!!! has uncovered rip-off deals for those trying to get to Twickenham, where money is stumped up, but tickets don't arrive.

One of the sites that has been singled out is GetSporting.com, who appear to be offering tickets for games that have sold out. They seem to have hundreds of tickets, including every England match and the final, but do they have the tickets?

Which!!! say: "We've found one website - GetSporting.com - offering deals that may be too good to be true, selling tickets for sold out matches like England v Australia and England v Wales. It appears consumers are unlikely to receive tickets or could even receive fake ones."

GetSporting.com seems to have an infinite supply of tickets for England’s opener against Fiji on September 18th, and the site isn't keen on telling you where your seat in the stadium will be, or what the face value of the ticket is. If you're reselling tickets for an event, by law, you have to disclose both of these things - so keep an eye out for that.

Which!!! continued: "Its payment methods have also given us cause for concern. It’s offering a discount for people who pay for their tickets through wire transfer but this method of payment means it’s almost impossible to get your money back if something goes wrong."

The ubiquitous Richard Lloyd from Which!!! says: "With fans trying to get last minute tickets to Rugby World Cup 2015, it’s an ideal time for ticket scammers to try to make a fast buck."

"We expect the authorities to take swift action against dodgy sites and we advise people to keep their wits about them. If an offer looks too good to be true, it probably is."

If you want tickets, then visit tickets.rugbyworldcup.com or rugbyworldcup.com/buyofficial. Otherwise, just watch it on the telly.

TOPICS:   Scams   Cool Stuff

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