Fake FA Cup final tickets seized

Officers carried out a warrant at an address in Cheshire this morning, Wednesday 25 May, in response to intelligence on the supply of fake Champions League football tickets.

The warrant was carried out at a house in Winsford.

Whilst no Champions League tickets were found at this stage, a number of suspected fake FA Cup Final tickets were seized together with a computer and mobile phone. Enquiries remain ongoing.

A 37-year-old man will voluntarily attend for questioning on offences under the Fraud Act at a later date.

Chief Inspector Andy Rankine said, “We will act on information in relation to the supply of fake tickets and I would encourage anyone who can assist us to get in touch.

“To ensure that people do not fall victim to fraud our advice would be to always use official, legitimate and authorised websites to purchase tickets and be aware of fake ticket websites run by scammers

“I know that a lot of Liverpool fans are desperate to get their hands on Final tickets but if you were not lucky enough to get one in the ballot then please don’t be tempted by offers that sound too good to be true.”

If you believe you may have been a victim of fraud online, please report it to Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040.

Image: Merseyside Police

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