The Premier League has warned fans against a “startling” problem in the rise of fake and non existent match tickets being offered to fans.
With the prices rising north of £70 for a single match day ticket, some fans are being lured into buying cheap, yet non-existent tickets from touts or websites.
And the Premier League’s Head of Supporter Services Cathy Long has said: . “The rise in touting is leaving more and more fans out of pocket.
“Our clubs are working hard to address the problem, and hopefully raising awareness will mean fewer fans become victims of touts.”
Kevin Miles, Chief Executive of the Football Supporters Federation, said: “Fans from across the country and further afield are being duped by illegal ticketing websites that look genuine and even have the official Premier League logo.
The ordering processes are professional even down to the purchase confirmation email that some fans receive. However, when fans arrive at the ground on the match day, they are left embarrassed and upset when they discover that they’d in fact bought a fake ticket.”