Rugby fans in Gedling are being warned to make sure they only use official outlets when planning to attend Rugby World Cup games, following the discovery of counterfeit tickets in circulation.
Action Fraud, together with the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and the City of London Police, are working in partnership with Rugby World Cup 2015 organisers to crack down on suppliers of bogus tickets to what will be the biggest ever rugby championship event, held from September 18 to October 31.
A spokesman from Action Fraud said: “We would like rugby fans and the general public to be aware that they should only purchase tickets from official sources and avoid being scammed.”
Where can you buy official match tickets?
Tickets for the general public may only be purchased from ER2015 via official website at: https://tickets.rugbyworldcup.com
Where can you buy Official ticket-inclusive hospitality packages?
These can only be purchased through the official hospitality programme, operated by Rugby Travel & Hospitality Ltd (“RTH”) at www.rugbyworldcup.com/hospitality.
Where can you buy Official ticket-inclusive Supporter Tours (i.e. travel packages)?
RTH has appointed a number of Official Travel Agents (“OTAs”) from across the globe to provide official Rugby World Cup ticket-inclusive supporter tours and a list of such OTAs is available at: http://supportertours.rugbyworldcup.com/travel_agents_list.aspx).
How do you ensure that you are buying Rugby World Cup 2015 match tickets, supporter tours or hospitality packages from an official channel?
To check whether a company or a certain website is an official Rugby World Cup 2015 channel, use the ‘Official Checker’ tool which is located at www.rugbyworldcup/buyofficial.
Can you buy official Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets, supporter tours or hospitality packages elsewhere, other than as outlined above?
There is no guarantee that Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets (and/or ticket inclusive packages) purchased from any source other than RWCL, ER2015, RTH (or those listed above) are genuine tickets (and/or ticket-inclusive packages).
Fans who purchase tickets and/or ticket-inclusive packages from unauthorised sellers run the risk of paying over the odds for a non-existent ticket, ending up disappointed by not getting to see the match they paid to see, and risk having their personal and credit card details stolen for use in other crimes.