The Premier League has launched a new campaign warning football fans of the dangers of purchasing tickets from unofficial sources.
The sale of fake and fraudulent tickets is a growing issue in English football with illegal activity happening every week online and at grounds across the country. The Premier League is working closely with clubs to address an increasing threat that is affecting both domestic and international fans.
25,000 Manchester United ‘tickets’ with an advertised value of £8 million were on sale on unauthorised ticketing websites during the 2014/15 season, while Crystal Palace have cancelled 375 memberships for fraudulent ticketing activity.
To help combat this worrying trend the Premier League has launched a video campaign helping bring attention to the issue featuring magician Ben Hanlin, the star of ITV2’s Tricked. Hanlin performs tricks on unsuspecting fans, Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday pundits and former Manchester United player, Quinton Fortune which you can see below.
The look on Merson’s face!
The sale of fake and fraudulent tickets is a growing issue in English football. To avoid disappointment, the Premier League is urging fans to buy match tickets directly from Premier League clubs and their official ticketing partners only. To find out more fans can go to: http://www.premierleague.com/safe-ticket-buying.