Online ticket fraud revenue rose by 55% in a year – driven by scams targeting fans of Premier League football and the Rugby Union World Cup.
The amount lost to online ticket fraud rose to £5.2m in the year to the end of October compared with £3.35m a year earlier, police said.
Major events, such as the Rugby Union World Cup, which was hosted by England, led to the rise in cases, they said.
Fans aged in their 20s are most likely to buy fake or bogus tickets online.
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