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PremierLeague-News.Com - FOOTBALL scams have surged this year and dedicated fans are being warned to be safe with their money while buying tickets.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Lloyds bank has warned people that the bank has seen a huge increase in ticket scams, with levels of the crime rising by 72 percent. Football fans have lost an average of £410 each and Lloyds says it has discovered victims losing as much as £2,000. Related articles Nadal told why he may have 'to answer unfair questions' on Djokovic Adam Peaty says sorry after winning Commonwealth Games gold Lloyds has reported that football ticket scams have increased by 68 percent between January and June of 2022.This is based on research the bank has done analysing purchase scams reported by their customers.Liz Ziegler, Director of retail fraud and financial crime at the bank has asked fans to avoid buying tickets on social media.She said: “It's easy to let our emotions get the better of us when following our favourite team. Lloyds has reported that football ticket scams have increased by 68 percent between January and June (Image: Getty Images)“But, while that passion makes for a great atmosphere in grounds across the country, when it comes to buying tickets for a match, it's important not to get carried away in the excitement.“The vast majority of these scams start on social media, where it's all too easy for fraudsters to use fake profiles and advertise items that simply don't exist.“These criminals are ready to disappear as soon as they have their hands on your money.“Buying directly from the clubs or their official ticket partners is the only way to guarantee you're paying for a real ticket.”READ MORE:Charlene White hits out 'nonsense ranting' trolls after Euros backlash Scams have increased as more people wish to attend due to covid restrictions lifting (Image: Getty Images) Related articles Taylor's Transfers: Arsenal loan agreed, West Ham exit, Chelsea sale Humphrey responds to claims BT Sport axed him as face of PL coverage Lloyds has said the increase in scams is due to more people wanting to attend live events as coronavirus pandemic restrictions have lifted.
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.Live stadium tickets are also more likely to be sold out quickly, and the bank claims that scammers will prey on people’s desperation to be at their favourite game.The most common scam is for football tickets to be sold on social media and second-hand websites.Fans are tricked into paying for tickets from their bank account but once the money is transferred, the scammer will disappear, leaving fans with no ticket and no way to reclaim their money.DON'T MISS:'It's a disgrace' England fan backlash as Germany favoured by UEFA [INSIGHT]Ranvir Singh hits back after 'rude' dig at Lioness Beth Mead [REPORT]Truss and Sunak both promise the Lionesses to host reception at No.10 [REVEAL] The most common scam is for football tickets to be sold on social media and second-hand websites. (Image: Getty Images) Trending The bank warns fans that scammers will always target major events where the demand for tickets is likely to exceed the supply.To be safe, the bank is urging people to use their debit card or credit cards when purchasing tickets as this can offer some consumer protection if a scam takes place.Using a bank debit card or credit card protects customers under section 75, an important consumer protection law making the bank responsible for compensating their customers if there is a problem.The bank is issuing the warning ahead of the Premier League season, which begins this week on August 5. Related articles Future King needs to be right on the money, says ANN WIDDECOMBE My trust is with Truss and not fishy Rishi, says GRAHAM LONEY Princess Charlotte’s favourite sport laid bare as she impresses fans
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