January 10th 2014
Rugby fans and organisations offering corporate entertainment are being warned to be on their guard for fraudulent Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets.
Tickets for the tournament – to be held across venues in England and Wales in September and October next year – went on sale on January 1st.
The Metropolitan Police’s Operation Sterling team issued an alert after it uncovered evidence that tickets are already being sold on the websites of secondary ticket agents. Official tickets are available only from the official tournament website at rugbyworldcup.com and anyone buying them from other sources could be risking being defrauded … losing both their money and the opportunity to see their favourite country play.
The tickets which went on sale on 1 January 2014 are for travelling supporters, and hospitality packages will go on sale on 2 February. Tickets will be available to rugby clubs and their fans from May/June 2014, and those for general sale to the public in September. Over two million tickets will be sold in all, with over one million priced at £100 or less and around half a million at £50 or less. The tickets for the Twickenham final will range from £150 to £715 each.