With the Olympics on the horizon, we have been advised that “SCAMS” may be on the increase over the next few months including during the Olympic Games. Would you please be even more VIGILENT on receiving emails and anything you receive through the post? When you visit Stay Safe Online you will see how many scams are highlighted, and perhaps there are more to come? Please do not become a VICTIM.
If in doubt delete the email or destroy any post you think might be a scam. More information about scams can be found on various reputable websites including: www.snopes.com, www.hoax-slayer.com and http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/internet/a/current_netlore.htm.
London 2012 recognises the importance of online security and encourages web users to act safely online. Watch out for scam emails!
It has been drawn to our attention that London 2012's name has been abused in relation to some email scams and other fraudulent or inappropriate conduct. Scam emails try to persuade the email receiver to submit personal information or to part with money as an upfront payment in order to release a prize.
Details of scams can be found on the official site under the Stay Safe Online pages