Action Fraud have been alerted to several websites which are offering World Cup Tickets for sale, some at highly inflated prices.
Who Fraudsters May Pose As:
- Official World Cup ticket vendors or private individuals attempting to sell on a match ticket via an online marketplace.
- A fraudulent website or operator offering non-existent flights or other transport to host cities.
- An accommodation booking service, hotel or operator, offering seemingly convenient accommodation in one of the host cities for the duration of the game.
- Lottery or competition organisers claiming that you’ve won a prize or cash related to the tournament.
FIFA have warned that “any tickets obtained from any other source, such as ticket brokers, internet auctions or unofficial ticket exchange platforms, will be automatically rendered void and invalid”.
Action Fraud received over 600 reports and intelligence submissions in relation to the 2014 World Cup, so it’s vital that football fans exercise caution when considering a purchase or making a transaction.
- Don’t take the risk. Tickets for the World Cup 2018 can only be purchased directly from FIFA. For more information, please visit www.FIFA.com/tickets.
- A FAN ID is required for fans to be able to enter the 2018 FIFA World Cup stadiums. Exercise caution if using a third party to obtain your FAN ID for you. You may be charged inflated costs for the service and your personal details may be compromised. For more information, please visit www.fan-id.ru.
- For useful advice and information on the World Cup please visit the Government Guidance Pages
- More information on Ticket Scams can be found on the Action Fraud website. If you do fall victim to this type of scam, report it to them.