Scottish Cup final: Online touts raking in £300 a brief

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AROUND 50 tickets for tomorrow’s final are being sold online at hugely inflated prices.

Bids for the coveted briefs are soaring to more than £300 per ticket on eBay.

Other extortionate prices amounting to tens of thousands of pounds appear to be false bids by fans disgruntled at people profiteering online.

Last month, the News told how panicked fans had been warned against buying from rogue websites.

Our investigations found a number of websites hawking tickets at up to five times their face value.

Earlier this week Scots MEP Alyn Smith called for new laws to combat ticket touts at football matches after final briefs were reportedly sold on at up to ten times their face value.

Under current legislation, it is illegal to tout tickets in England and Wales, but Mr Smith said regulations in Scotland were much looser.