- The 2018 FIFA World Cup, which takes place from 14 June – 15 July, is an opportunity for fraudsters to take advantage of unsuspecting fans.
- Between 2013 and 2015, over 600 reports were made to Action Fraud in relation to the 2014 World Cup.
- Football fans should be cautious and Take Five before purchasing goods and services online.
The worldwide demand for match tickets, accommodation and flight tickets throughout the competition is expected to be high. Action Fraud is warning those planning to travel to be cautious when buying tickets or accommodation because the event is likely to be targeted by fraudsters looking to take advantage of unsuspecting fans.
Fraudsters will likely be posing as:
- Official World Cup ticket vendors or private individuals attempting to sell on a match ticket via an online marketplace.
- A fraudulent website or operator offering non-existent flights or other transport to host cities.
- An accommodation booking service, hotel or operator, offering seemingly convenient...
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