Won a FREE 2012 Olympic Ticket! – Beware! It can be a Scam
The global extravaganza, that is the London Olympic Games, is yet some distance away but the tussle to get tickets for the games is fast approaching a feverish pitch. Slated to commence on the 27th of July, 2012, the event has been drawing considerable attention of sports lovers around the world, with analysts predicting that it would be the best Olympics Games organized ever. Getting a ticket to the Olympic Games has never been easy, and this time around nothing is going to change. The Olympics Games present the biggest stage that a sports person can ever get and is also the time when the world comes to the party. In a way Olympics is ‘Carnival time’! So, when you get a ticket to the Olympic Games sitting at home and without having to do anything, it is a big news, big enough to merit the tag ‘Breaking news’.
But, have you ever thought that how someone can be so lucky to get a ticket so easily while you are putting all your efforts just to get that all important ticket? If you are starting to curse your luck, please hold on. It is no more than a trick played by scammers. They know for well that people have the tendency to throw caution to the wind when they suddenly get hold of things that otherwise would be very difficult for them to get. So, these scammers have started sending e-mails to people like you across the world saying that they are the winners of the National Lottery Cash. The winners, they claim, are selected at random. Prima facie, you will think that the e-mail is a scanned letter from the Games’ organizers because it not only looks convincing, but with the Games logo and template in place, there is very little to suspect.
The recipients of these e-mails are asked to send their personal details like banking PIN codes to an agent, who will apparently administer their claims. The message also persuades you not to share the details of the e-mail with anyone and to respond quickly.
Concerned at the turn of events, the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) has also cautioned recipients of such e-mail messages to not to respond to such messages. The committee said that criminals are out in numbers to take advantage of the slightest mistake by people scurrying after that precious 2012 Olympic Games ticket.
So, it would be better to be cautious about such tempting e-mails. Also, don’t be sad that your friend has a ticket and you don’t, not until you know for well how he got it!