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How do you avoid a Euro 2016 ticket scam?

by brian cody

Two English strikers. Two top scorers in this season’s Premier League. A mobile back four and a proven goalkeeper. A twenty year old whiz kid at the base of midfield and a record breaking goal scorer at the helm, there have been rumblings, that this could be England’s year.

And with Euro 2016 fast approaching, many residents are scrambling for tickets to see their team do battle in France.

 

However, with events of such a popular nature, demand is bound to exceed supply, inevitably there will be those of us that miss out and are tempted to procure tickets via a third party.

The downside of these markets is that often there are those who would seek to exploit the fans patriotism with the sale of fake tickets or ticket scams, read on and you’ll find a few tips that’ll prevent you from being duped.

 

  • Wherever possible buy from the official website, when purchasing through a third party or a reseller it’s often difficult to ascertain if the tickets are legitimate.

  • When buying from a website, alway check that it has a secure socket layer (this protects any transaction from third parties and comes in the form of a lock or key icon which precedes the URL).

  • Worried about the legitimacy of a website? Google it, establish that it has a contact phone number and a physical office address and check for user reviews on an independent website.

  • Thin paper or type errors are the most common indicators of an inauthentic ticket.

  • Ring the organising body to establish their official resale partners.

  • Buy tickets using your credit card, if you purchase something with a value that exceeds £100 but is less than £30,000 using a credit card then under the Consumer Credit Act you are entitled to a refund if the goods are faulty or the vendor misrepresents.

 

The above tips apply to all tickets, ticket fraud is rife throughout the music and sporting industries so always be vigilant.

In fact, over the course of 6 months in 2015, ticket fraud is said to have cost UK fans an estimated £1.2m , this year, with Euro 2016, that number is bound to be higher, make sure that you don’t become a victim.

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This entry was posted on Fri Jun 10, 2016 filed under online safety , online security and online security tips

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