Don’t let Rugby World Cup scammers tackle your wallet

UNSCRUPULOUS Rugby World Cup ticket scammers are ready to spear tackle Aussie fans.

Just weeks out from this year's massive sporting event, consumer advocacy group Choice is warning World Cup fans to not give ticket re-sellers any costly free kicks.

Investigators recently found in the UK was selling tickets for sold-out matches like England v Australia and England v Wales.

The cup is one of the hottest events on the planet with just 2.5 million tickets available across all games.

Choice spokesman Tom Godfrey said conditions were ripe for ticket scammers trying to "make a fast buck".

"By not purchasing a ticket through official sites you will most likely do your dough and end up on the bench outside the ground," Mr Godfrey said.

Mr Godfrey warned secondary ticket sale sites like Seatwave, StubHub and Viagogo were not registered re-sale agents and tickets bought from these sites could be cancelled.

"If you purchase Rugby World Cup tickets through an unregistered site, it's like throwing a hospital pass," he said.

"If you have purchased tickets through a dodgy online reseller who is based overseas, your best option is to seek a charge back on your credit card through your bank."