Rowers warned to beware Olympic ticketing scam

British Rowing and other NGBs of sport have been notified that LOCOG and the Metropolitan Police (MPS) are currently investigating advertisements for Olympic tickets placed in European newspapers and magazines.  It is known that they have appeared in Belgium, Holland, England and Scotland.

The advertisements offer tickets and invite members of the public to contact them via mobile telephone or email.  Please be aware that neither of the following two  companies has the authority to sell tickets:


The method employed by the companies, i.e. payment by bank transfer, will result in innocent customers losing their money and not receiving tickets for the London 2012 Games.  The 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.  

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

If you are, or already have been, approached by either of these 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 : [email protected]

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