One person tried to sell two tickets to the Carlton vs Sydney match for $188.50 – their original price just $44.
Another person was caught selling three tickets to the Collingwood vs Melbourne game for $270 – their original cost $66.
“We’re making sure footy fans are paying a fair price for their tickets, so everyone has the best possible chance to cheer on their footy idols in the finals,” Sport and Major Events Minister Steve Dimopoulos told The Herald Sun.
“That’s why every finals match being played in our state, including the AFL Grand Final is protected by our strict ticket scalping laws.”
To remind patrons to be careful of scammers, the MCG will show warnings on their scoreboards throughout the finals series.
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