Adam French, Which? Consumer Rights Expert, said:
“England’s win in the Euro semi-finals on Wednesday has understandably kick-started a huge scramble for the chance to be at Wembley for the national team’s biggest match in decades – and we’re seeing tickets on unofficial websites selling for an eye-watering £17,000.
“Even though some of these websites claim to offer tickets from ‘100%’ trusted sellers, this is often not the case. You need to be aware that UEFA’s terms and conditions state it can void tickets sold on unofficial sites – something you might not find out until you’re denied entry at the turnstile and left thousands of pounds out of pocket.
“If you’re not lucky enough to get your hands on a ticket through the official website you might be better off saving your cash and making plans to watch Gareth Southgate and the lads take on Italy with family and friends at home or in the pub. If you insist on trying your luck and buying tickets for the match from an unofficial seller, make sure to pay with a credit card for purchases over £100 so you stand a better chance of getting a refund if things go wrong.”
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