The National Trading Standards eCrime Team have joined the Metropolitan Police in warning people to beware of scammers selling counterfeit Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets online. You may also see the Rugby World Cup 2015 referred to as “the Tournament”.
Members of the public buying tickets and organisations who intend to offer corporate entertainment need to be on their guard for counterfeit Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets as well as for counterfeit merchandise.
You can be certain that scammers and rouge traders will do their best to cash in on tournament fever, so don’t get caught our or get let down – only buy official tickets, supporter’s tours, hospitality and merchandise.
Buy official – when buying tickets online
Official Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets are now on sale to members of the public and will only be sold through the official Ruby World Cup 2015 ticketing website.
So don’t be let down and avoid the disappointment of turning up and not getting into a match with counterfeit tickets, or being left out of pocket by paying for tickets that never arrive, by making sure you only buy tickets through the official Ruby World Cup 2015 ticketing website.
You can also reduce the risk of identity fraud by buying from the official site, which requires you to create an account on the official tournament site before applying for your tickets.
Supporter’s tour packages went on sale in January 2014 and corporate hospitality packages went on sale in February 2014through officials.
The police have found evidence of tickets being sold through websites belonging to secondary ticket agents, so beware.
Buy official – when buying merchandising online
Official merchandise can be found at the Tournament’s flagship official store in Covent Garden, London (operated by Sportfolio, the official apparel and retail licensee for RWC 2015), the official online RWC 2015 shop and various other retail outlets. For information that will help to identify official merchandise, please see the Rugby World Cup official guide.