Euro 2022: Scams and unofficial resales warning amid huge demand for England tickets | UK News
England’s magical run to the Women’s Euros final has led to huge demand for tickets to the game, and a warning that scams and unofficial resales could see people turned away.
Adam French, personal finance editor at The Money Edit website, said: “Tickets for Sunday’s final at Wembley are in hot demand.
“But the risk is clear, you could pay hundreds of pounds for unofficial resale tickets and not get in.”
He said if fans cannot get tickets officially “you’re better off watching the match at home”.
The Lionesses booked their place in the final after thrashing Sweden 4-0 on Tuesday.
The Money Edit said those who missed out on the chance to buy a ticket for the final may have the legitimate option of finding a friend or colleague with tickets who cannot attend, if they are willing to transfer the tickets.
However, tickets should be transferred before they “activate”, the website said.
Those attending the game were also reminded to take photo ID, in case additional checks are needed on the day.
Read more: How England’s Lionesses found the perfect blend to reach Sunday’s final
The website also warned that fraudsters may try to sell duplicate print outs of legitimate tickets, or complete fakes, to passers-by on the street.
A Uefa spokesperson told The Money Edit: “All tickets to the Uefa Women’s Euro 2022 final are issued by Uefa and are subject to strict terms and conditions which prohibit their unauthorised advertisement, resale or transfer.”
The spokesperson said Uefa actively enforces its ticketing terms and conditions, including by monitoring the internet, and will take action (including cancelling tickets) where unauthorised advertisements are identified.