COUNCIL chiefs are warning rugby fans to beware of fake rugby tickets.
Durham County Council’s trading standards team has issued the warning ahead of the rugby world cup next year.
St James’s Park, in Newcastle, will be hosting games such as South Africa and Scotland, and reigning world champions New Zealand against Tonga.
With tickets for the competition due to go on sale from Friday, September 12, trading standards officers are calling on fans who miss out to avoid being ripped off by rogue websites.
Joanne Waller, head of environment, health and consumer protection at Durham County Council, said: “We would urge rugby fans from around the county to take care and not be tempted by the lure of cheap or discounted tickets available online.”
Information about suppliers of authentic tickets is available on the official website at www.rugbyworldcup.com/ticketing/index.html.