By Martin Davison
For all the message-board and T&A coverage of the Ticketzone play off final ticket fiasco – where hundreds of Bradford City fans who bought tickets found their card was later the subject of fraudulent use – there will always be someone thinking, “It won’t be me”.
That’ll be me then.
Naïve as I am to the tricks of the internet and those who trawl, or phish – apparently, for dupes, I’ve had a wake-up call with the declination of my credit card whilst trying to buy a 40th present.
Luckily for me, Barclaycard had noticed ‘unusual’ behaviour with my card and stopped any payments going out over the last few days.
When I contacted WOAP to ask them to flag this up, the reply, via Gareth Walker, was, “write some words and share the outrage and pain”. In all honesty I feel neither outrage nor pain. I probably would have had it not been for Barclaycard, it’s just a sense of resignation. An amazingly negligent ticket agency. Another victimless crime? No harm done?
The strangest thing is that whilst I feel somewhat violated even though nothing has actually gone, if that was the cost of victory in May, then so be it. As the ad should say, “Victory at Wembley? Priceless.”
That said, do not trust fate and the “It’ll be alright” mentality, act now and cancel your card if you haven’t already done so.
After all, if it happened to me…