Tuesday 12 December 2017

Warning issued over All Ireland final ticketing fraud

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton and his team-mates line up for the pre-match parade last year
Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton and his team-mates line up for the pre-match parade last year

Police in Northern Ireland have issued a statement warning GAA fans about fake All Ireland final tickets.

Dublin and Mayo fans are frantically searching for golden tickets ahead of the September 17 Croke Park showdown but with such a high ticket demand, fraudsters are trying to take advantage.

"Police are warning the public to be aware of a current ticketing fraud. Over the past week we have received numerous reports of the public being approached by a fraudster offering GAA All-Ireland final tickets online," read a PSNI statement.

"This male claims to be from Antrim GAA and is clear when people contact him to purchase these the money has to be sent in cash. Numerous people from all over Ireland have sent cash to addresses in Belfast without receiving tickets in return.

"The addresses the monies have been issued to have ranged through all parts of Belfast."

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