Euro 2020: England and Villa fan conned out of £2k for final tickets

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image copyrightBen Moore

image captionBen Moore, 28, is simply a lifelong Aston Villa and England fan

An England instrumentality said helium had mislaid £2,000 aft helium bought fake tickets for the Euro 2020 final.

Aston Villa instrumentality Ben Moore said helium was "sceptical" of the offer, but it seemed believable erstwhile the seller showed him photos of the tickets.

He agreed to wage £2,000 upfront and a further £2,000 for the 2nd spot connected receipt of the tickets.

But a fewer hours aft the wealth was sent, the seller blocked Mr Moore, 28, connected Twitter and "disappeared".

He has reported the incidental to his slope and Action Fraud.

"I'd been spamming the UEFA summons portal for days, similar each England fans, but I went done Twitter and came crossed this guy", helium said.

"He showed maine the tickets done the app, truthful I could spot pictures and they were rather believable."

The 28-year-old, primitively from Birmingham but present surviving successful Banbury successful Oxfordshire, said helium "doesn't similar doing this benignant of stuff" and has "never been conned similar this".

image copyrightBen Moore

image captionBen Moore (pictured with person and family) successfully managed to get tickets for England's lucifer against Croatia

After sharing his acquisition on his Villa blog, helium said different instrumentality got successful interaction to accidental helium had been duped by the aforesaid person.

"It's not nice, the wealth is bad, it's horrible," helium said.

"I'm disappointed astatine not being capable to spell to the game.

"I'm a monolithic England fan, it's a erstwhile successful a beingness opportunity."

He said helium utilized wealth from his owe savings to wage for the tickets, but was relieved helium had not paid the afloat £4,000 asking terms for the brace of tickets.

Mr Moore said helium has besides faced disapproval from radical online saying helium was "stupid".

"I'm precise analytical but the messages looked truthful genuine," helium said.

"The heavy down disappointment is not really being capable to spell to the game. It's a treble footwear successful the teeth."

The BBC has contacted Action Fraud for comment.

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