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Fans Warned About Rugby World Cup 2015 Scams

City of London Police and World Rugby urge fans to be vigilant about Rugby World Cup 2015 scams The City of London Police and World Rugby are warning fans to
11 Sep 2015 09:15
Fans Warned About Rugby World Cup 2015 Scams
Fans warned about Rugby World Cup 2015. Photo: World Rugby

City of London Police and World Rugby urge fans to be vigilant about Rugby World Cup 2015 scams

The City of London Police and World Rugby are warning fans to be vigilant regarding a growing number of scams in the form of fake lotteries or sweepstakes claiming to be connected with or authorised by Rugby World Cup 2015, Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) and/or World Rugby.

Fans are being contacted (mostly via email), in the name of (or using trade marks associated with) RWCL, Rugby World Cup 2015 and/or World Rugby. Some correspondence falsely informs people that they have won a competition through an automated ballot.

Prizes are supposedly being awarded in a range of currencies that include pounds, dollars and rand, and can be claimed via the payment of an administrative fee, or by submitting personal details to an unofficial email address.

Other correspondence tells people that they have won tickets to Rugby World Cup 2015 matches, with ‘winners’ getting the chance to travel to England and Wales to watch the tournament.

A number of reports have now been handed to the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) to handle.

Their team of experts are reviewing the evidence and working to suspend the email addresses being used to circulate the scam.

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