STAFF and volunteers at a local shop have been abused over the availability of Rockore tickets.

The music festival in August has sold-out and organisers Benarty Events Group have warned customers to avoid scams circulating on social media through Facebook posts and private messages.

Physical tickets had been on sale at Benarty Fruits and at Benarty Community Shop but they have been purchased.

Individuals have now abused staff at Benarty Community Shop over the unavailability of tickets with the shop now assessing further advice on the matter.

A post from Benarty Community Forum said: "Benarty Community Shop has no tickets left and will not be getting any more. Rockore is sold out.

"It has been brought to our attention that members of the public have verbally abused our valuable staff and volunteers both in the shop and online.

"We will not stand for this behaviour targeting our staff and volunteers who give their time to serve the Benarty community.

"Rockore tickets availability has been well publicised. If you didn't get one it is not the fault of ticket outlets, it's your fault. Not the fault of staff or volunteers of the community shop.

"Again, we will reiterate we will not accept abuse of staff or volunteers in the shop or online.

"We have CCTV in the shop and records of online abuse and we are seeking further advice regarding this.

"It stops now."

The Times told you earlier this week that tickets for Rockore sold-out in record time.

Benarty Events Group (BEG) issued a warning over scammers taking advantage of those still looking to go to the one-day event.

Many attempts have been made to con people out of money on the festival's Facebook page and on others making reference to Rockore, including on the Central Fife Times page.

Addressing this, BEG said: "We are really concerned on how many people (scammers) are on here pretending to be selling tickets.

"We are doing our level best to delete and ban them from our page.

"If you see any please just tap Rockore next to it and hopefully we can ban them before anyone loses their money."

Official tickets were being sold online through Skiddle, with Benarty Fruits and Benarty Community Shop selling them locally.

The festival is being headlined by Sir Bob Geldof's The Boomtown Rats, with Big Country and QFX also high on the bill.