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London: Families are being warned about scams and rip-offs around the Rugby World Cup with advice to boycott one website promoting tickets that cost up to £1,795 each (FJ$6072.54). The
27 Aug 2015 10:09
Fake Tickets For Sale
None of these sites have official approval from Cup organisers and as a result their tickets might not be accepted at turnstiles.That will alarm the tens of thousands of people who have used these sites after finding it impossible to get hold of tickets for the event, which starts on September 18.

London: Families are being warned about scams and rip-offs around the Rugby World Cup with advice to boycott one website promoting tickets that cost up to £1,795 each (FJ$6072.54).

The consumer group which says fans should not use GetSporting.com, which claims to have hundreds of tickets for this autumn’s event.

Significantly, it has also issued a warning about buying tickets from established re-sale websites such as Viagogo, StubHub, which is owned by eBay, and Seatwave.

The watchdog said none of these sites have official approval from Cup organisers and as a result their tickets might not be accepted at turnstiles.

That will alarm the tens of thousands of people who have used these sites after finding it impossible to get hold of tickets for the event, which starts on September 18, through official channels.

Which? said it does not believe the website GetSporting.com has the tickets that are being advertised.

The site is breaking the new Consumer Rights Act by failing to state the original face value and location of the seats here matches will be played.

Which? said: ‘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.

“Based on our own inquiries into the company’s track record and several online review sites, it appears consumers are unlikely to receive tickets or could even receive fake ones.

‘We believe this site is operating unlawfully and are urging rugby fans looking for a last minute ticket to avoid it.

‘The site’s payment methods have also given us concern. It’s offering a discount for people for tickets through wire transfer but it’s impossible to get your money back if something goes wrong. If someone is buying 10 top band Cup Final tickets from the site, they could stand to lose around £18,000 (FJ $60,895).”

The watchdog has reported the business to Trading Standards.

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