Warning over Olympic ticket scam

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Britain’s Metropolitan Police and the London Olympic Organising Committee are investigating fraudulent advertisements for Olympic Games tickets.

Ads for tickets have been placed in newspapers and magazines in Belgium, The Netherlands, England and Scotland, police say. “Their advertisements may be simplistic in format, and offer only a phone number or email as a method of contact, rather than referring the customer to an official website,” a report on British Showjumping said.

The ads offer tickets and invite members of the public to contact them via mobile telephone or email. They ask for payment by bank transfer.

Police said two companies that have placed advertisements are Rmaster Tickets and Jetset Sport, which is not affiliated to the London 2012 Authorised Ticket Reseller Jet Set sports.

Authorised sellers of London 2012 Games tickets can be found on the LOCOG website.

 

If you have been approached by either of the above companies, or are aware of any similar approaches offering London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games tickets, please refer to the MPS Operation Podium team at: OperationPodium@met.pnn.police.uk

 

 

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