Adverts for London 2012 Olympics tickets may be fraudulent, warn police

17:34 17 March 2012

Police have issued a warning for the public not to get ripped off by adverts for Olympic and Paralympic Games tickets which have appeared in national media.

The adverts just feature a mobile phone number or email address to contact for more information.

Detective Superintendent Nick Downing, from Operation Podium, the Met’s team tackling crime around the Olympics, said: “Please do not attempt to buy tickets from adverts such as these as you risk paying over the odds for tickets that may not exist and your personal details may be stolen and used in other crimes.

“The safest way to buy tickets for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is from the London 2012 website. On this site you will find the most up-to-date information about tickets, future Olympic and Paralympic Games ticket sales and the London 2012 website checker.”

Police ask that anyone who has tried to buy a ticket in this way contact Operation Podium at OperationPodium@met.pnn.police.uk

It is illegal to advertise or sell an Olympic or Paralympic Games ticket without authorisation from the event organisers Locog and there is a fine of up to £20,000 for each offence.

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