Football fans who are intending to purchase Euro 2016 tickets online are being warned to be extra careful to check that the tickets they are buying are genuine. This applies particularly to those who intend to purchase independently through social media. The recent trend of fake ticket sales through Facebook, Gumtree and Twitter has seen UK citizens £5 million out of pocket last year alone. The demand for tickets to the biggest sporting event of the year is likely to increase that number significantly.
The increased optimism among England fans about their team’s chances is likely to lead to a surge in demand for tickets, and inevitably people will look to cash in. England are now 4th favourites to win the tournament having been backed in to 8/1 by punters following their impressive qualifying record, plus the friendly win over Germany. As usual, the bookmakers have used every means at their disposal to stir up the public into a betting frenzy! A flurry of free bets (listed here) are on offer to people who open up an account at bet on the tournament. England are a hot ticket, and with big expectations comes increased demand.
Fans are being urged to only use official sites for buying and selling tickets. If in doubt, don’t send any money.
Fans can now download the official UEFA Euro 2016 Fan App which provides lots of useful information including info on tickets, travel and accommodation. It also contains links to the latest ticket forums where fans can buy and sell safely in a controlled environment.
So they key is be aware, and enjoy the tournament!