The Metropolitan Police’s Operation Podium urges you to follow this simple advice to protect you, your personal details, family and friends from being exploited by criminals.
If you are buying an Olympic Games or Paralympic Games ticket:
- The only secure way to buy a ticket is from the London 2012 ticketing website, or your country’s National Olympic Committee or National Paralympic Committee. These details can be found on the official London 2012 ticketing website.
- Don’t buy a ticket from an unauthorised website or tout. It may be a scam and you risk not getting the ticket you wanted and paid for. Your credit card details may also be stolen for use in other crimes.
- If you aren’t sure whether the site is authorised to sell you a ticket, use the London 2012 website checker.
- If you buy a ticket you can no longer use, you can check whether it can be resold through the authorised ticket reseller you originally purchased the tickets from or via London 2012.
Travel packages will also be available for residents outside the UK through National Olympic Committees and National Paralympic Committees. Always check the terms and conditions to see what you are being sold.
There is specific legislation relating to the sale of tickets for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
If you find tickets for sale from any unauthorised source at anytime, don’t buy them. They are not genuine. Report it to London 2012 via [email protected].
For further information visit the City of London Police website.
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To report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.