The organisation suggested people buy tickets from an authorised ticket seller to ensure they purchase legitimate tickets and check if an official ticket reseller exists for the event.
Before purchasing a ticket, consumers should verify that the first ticket seller appearing in online search results is the official authorised ticket seller and not a reseller that might have secured the top position through payment.
“Do not purchase from a website beginning with http: and exercise caution when purchasing from a https: site.”
The National Anti-Scam Centre has also received reports of scammer activity across social media, linking to supposed live-stream of sporting events, including FIFA Women’s World Cup matches.
“This is a relatively new scam that has been circulating on social media, where would-be spectators are prompted to click a link and enter their credit cards details to subscribe to the live-streaming service,” Ms Lowe said.
She said in most cases, scammers steal credit card details and fail to deliver the content they signed up for.
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