How to spot a fake Olympic ticket siteLondon 2012 launches ticketing website checker
19 March 2011
With London 2012 Olympic tickets now on sale, fears that fraudsters will seek to profit from people's desire to attend the Games has prompted the official ticket provider to launch a new ticket scam spotting site.
London 2012 has launched the Ticketing website checker, an online site that allows sports fans who want to go to the Olympic Games to find out whether ticket sellers are legitimate or illegal. Visitors to the webpage can enter the full web address for their own peace of mind.
Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud, has said: 'If you see tickets for sale on any other website, other than the London 2012 official website, do not buy them - it is likely to be a scam.'
Ticket scam sites revealed
The Ticketing website checker currently shows examples of unauthorised sites that are known to the London Olympic Committee, and provides advice on how to avoid being scammed.
If you don't wish to apply online, then you can also get a postal application from any Lloyd's Bank or from any public library in Northern Ireland.
If you buy a ticket for an event that you can't attend, you can return your ticket to get a refund through the London 2012 official ticket exchange.
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