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Stay safe online

London 2012 recognises the importance of online security and encourages web users to act safely online.

Ticketing website checker

If you are applying for London 2012 tickets, you can use our online website checker to ensure the site you are using is an Authorised Ticket Reseller.

Tips to stay safe online

Here are some basic tips and links that will help you to protect your PC and your personal information.

Fraudulent companies/individuals claiming to be associated with London 2012

We have been alerted to the fact that a few companies/individuals are fraudulently claiming to be associated with London 2012 in an attempt to scam people into paying them money. These scams are not email or online scams as described below, but include fraudsters making direct, face-to-face contact which individuals and offering services connected to the Games.

If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from London 2012, saying they are authorised by or connected to London 2012, or saying they can help you gain some connection with the Games, please take steps to ensure they are legitimate, particularly if they are asking you to pay them any money.

If you are in any doubt, please contact London 2012 before dealing further with them. (NB Although the London Organising Committee will raise funds by selling tickets to the Games and official London 2012 merchandise, it is unlikely that London 2012 will be asking individuals to pay for any other goods or services, whether directly to it or through agents).

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. See below for more details of known scams.

Scam emails try to persuade the email receiver to submit personal information or to part with money as an up front payment in order to release a prize.

'Olympic Tickets Ballot'

This email is being sent from olympicticketsballot@gmail.com and the title header reads: 'Olympic Tickets'. The email purports to be sent from someone who is contacting members of the public on behalf of a corporate client. The sender claims that its client will pay a minimum of ten per cent over the face value of any London 2012 tickets allocated to UK residents through the official London 2012 balloting system. The recipient is asked to register their details at: https://www.tickets.london2012.com/member/registration and to respond to the email, providing their address and contact details by Tuesday 15 March 2011. The recipient is told that fees for the tickets will be paid for and any commission owed in due course.

Please note that we deem this to be an illegimate attempt to obtain London 2012 tickets and is not something that has been authorised by London 2012. Transferring London 2012 tickets in this manner is a breach of the London 2012 Terms and Conditions of Ticket Purchase and selling London 2012 Tickets for a profit could constitute a criminal offence.

'London 2012/South African 2020 Olympic Bid Committee Scam

This email tells the recipient that they have won a large amount of money further to an 'International E-mail Draw which is Organized by London 2012 Olympics Games and Paralympics Games and South African 2020 Olympic bid Committee (SASCOC)'. The recipient is requested to provide personal information and send it to a Mr. Richard Luthuli whose contact details are given as Tel: +27 73 356 6752, Fax: +27 86 661 5854, Indolympic2012@ webmail.co.za and Indolympics2012@ mail.kz

This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email. The scam email is sent from the following email account: Indsalymp@ aol.co.uk.

'London 2012 International Email Draw Scam'
This e-mail informs the recipient that they have won GBP320,000.00 for the '2011 International E-mail Draw'.  Recipients are asked to contact Mr Maurice Anthony at lndolympic2012 @mail.kz or +44 844 774 8285,  provide their name, address, telephone numbers, occupation, date of birth, sex, an alternative email address and the reference number in the email in order to process their winnings.  The email is purported to be sent from Dr. (Mrs.)Maria Graham.  This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

'London 2012/Microsoft 2011' scam
This email tells the recipient that they are one of four lucky winners in a quarterly online draw, and have won £1million. The recipient is informed that in order to commence the claims process, the recipient must provide personal information within 48 hours. The email purports to be sent from 'Mr Sebastian Coe'. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email. The scam email is sent from the following email account: sebastiancoe@london.com and the following telephone number is referenced: +44 70 24017911. 

'Olympic Games Festival' scam

This e-mail tells the recipient that they have won a large amount of money and a return trip to watch the “Olympics Game festival”.  This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.  The scam email is sent from the following email account: lon-------oly004@ att.net.  The recipient is asked to reply to: britolympiccomm2372@ yahoo.com.

'LOCOG Tier Award Promotion'

This email is sent from saclaimoffice39@googlemail.com and informs the recipient that their email account 'has being selected among the 15 Star/Lucky Winners for LOCOG Tier Award Promotion based on London Olympic Games 2012'.  The recipient is provided with an 'email reference file number' and is informed that they have won £500,000.  In order to claim this prize, the recipient is requested to contact 'Justin King' on +44-770-950-4798 or inforwin2@games.com and is asked to provide personal details. The email purports to be sent from 'Pete Williams (Locog Coordinator)'. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

'London 2012 Olympics/National Lottery Promotion'

This e-mail informs the recipient that they are one of ten winners in the ‘world-wide random automated email balloting system of the London 2012 Olympic Promotion as organised by the N.L.B of the United Kingdom.’  The recipient is provided with a winning ticket number and is asked to call +44 161 884 0943  to find out how much they have won (the recipient is asked to key in the winning ticket number when they call this number).  The recipient is also asked to email verifications@ 2012olympics-lottery.com to provide personal information.  The email is sent from no_reply@ 2012olympics-lottery.com.  The following contact details are provided: +44-161-884-0645 (Tel),  +44-161-884-8428 (fax) and  info@ 2012olympics-lottery.com.  The  email is signed off as being sent from the ‘London 2012 Olympics Lottery Service Team’ and appears to be co branded. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

'London Olympic Games Online Promo'

This email informs the recipient that they have won USD 2,500,000 in the 'London Olympic Games Online Promo'. Recipients are asked to contact John Sidwell at johnsidwell @w.cn or call +447035958683 in order to process their winnings, and are asked to provide their name and address. The email is purported to be sent from Mrs Joyce Race. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay money to the people who sent this email.

'London 2012 Olympic Equestrian Ring Stewards' scam

This scam is in the form of a letter (and may also be in email format) and tells the recipient that they have been shortlisted to be a 'Ring Steward' at the London 2012 Games. The letter/email informs the recipient that they will be contacted again in due course if the recipient is selected to be a 'Ring Steward', and purports to be sent from 'Rob Hoestra, Olympic Selection Committee Chairman' at London 2012.  Recipients are asked to call 0906 200 1036 for any details. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.


'London 2012 Olympics Lottery' scam

This email tells the recipient that their email has been chosen as 'one of the 10 lucky winners in the random balloting system'. The email requests the following information from the recipient: full names, full address and date of birth. The email purports to be sent from 'The London 2012 Olympics Lottery Service Team, licensed by The National Lottery Board of the UK.'  The email is from: no_reply@national-lotteryuk.org. Recipients are asked to contact: winners@national-lotteryuk.org for further information or +44 161 884 0943 to claim their winnings. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

'London 2012/Microsoft Online Email Draw' scam

This email is being sent from info@olympics2012.com. It informs the recipient that LOCOG has started a quarterly online email draw in conjunction with Microsoft, and that the recipient is one of four winners who have won £1,000,000 in the first quarter draw. The email instructs the recipient to contact the 'Head of the LOCOG for Claims Instructions' at sebastiancoe1@msn.com or coe3q@msn.com. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

We have also been made aware of fake lotteries and prize draws which purport to raise funds for London 2012 but don't .

 
Currently there are three ways of playing National Lottery games by which you can contribute to the Games:

  • Dream Number – a draw-based game played twice weekly and played alongside the main Lotto draw
  • Instant Win Games
  • Scratchcards – it is always possible to tell whether a Lottery Scratchcard is a bona fide fundraiser for London 2012. To verify this, read the back of the ticket and look out for the following wording ‘The Good Cause contribution from the sale of this Scratchcard will go to the fund set up for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games’.

    The majority of scratchcards raising funds for the Games carry the London 2012 logo but this is not always the case and you should refer to the back of the ticket for confirmation of official status.

All official London 2012 Games will be operated by the National Lottery.

As a general rule, if you have not entered a competition, you won't have won a prize, and you should treat the email with absolute caution. Official London 2012 Volunteer and Supporter emails are always sent from one of the following addresses: support@communicate.london2012.com  or volunteers@communicate.london2012.com.

If you do receive an unsolicited email purporting to be from London 2012, which is not from either of these email addresses, do not open it - delete it and in no circumstances should you provide any personal details or pay any money over to person who sent the email.


Install anti-virus software on your PC

When you connect to the Internet, your PC is exposed to the risk of infection from viruses. Viruses can attack via websites, email attachments or by spreading from computer to computer.

Use a firewall on your PC

A firewall is a programme that blocks unwanted traffic between your PC and the internet. It is designed to stop incoming viruses attacking your computer and to block unauthorised programmes on your computer accessing other machines over the Internet.

Block spyware on your PC


Spyware is a general term for hidden programs on your PC that invade your privacy. They gather data about you and send it over the Internet without your permission. Spyware can hijack your web browser and display unwanted pop-up advertising on your computer. There are several free anti-spyware programs available you can find these via your search engine of choice.

Protect yourself against online fraud


Often called 'Phishing', fraudsters may 'fish' for your personal details. Such attempts can appear as an email appearing to be from a reputable company. Within the email you may be encouraged to click a link to a fraudulent page designed to either to capture your details or to download unauthorised software onto your PC.

Procurement


If you are approached by someone stating that they can get your business on to a London 2012 procurement list or something similar, we recommend that you decline the offer and do not pay them anything.

All official information about business opportunities relating to London 2012 will be provided on this website. View details of our procurement process.

Useful links


Please note London 2012 is not responsible for the content of the websites listed below:

The Metropolitan Police Fraud Alert website provides general advice to the victims of fraud.
 
For general information about protecting your PC and yourself, visit Get Safe Online

View information for Microsoft users

View information for Mac users

For Internet Security, Firewall and Anti-Virus software visit  Symantec, McAfee or Sophos.

Ticketing - watch out for unofficial sales

Tickets for the London 2012 Games will not go on sale to the general public until 2011 and will only be available for purchase through the London 2012 website and its appointed ticketing partners. 

We want to make sure fans are not misled or ripped-off by people selling tickets on the black market at increased prices or by fraudsters selling fake tickets or claiming to be able to reserve tickets.

To help us do this the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 (the “2006 Act”) created new laws for the sale of tickets for London 2012 Games events. Under the legislation, a person will commit a criminal offence if he sells, advertises for sale or offers to sell London 2012 Games tickets.

So selling London 2012 Games tickets on the black market will be illegal, as will selling tickets as part of hospitality packages without the authority of LOCOG. This applies to the resale of genuine London 2012 Games tickets as well as, of course, the sale of fake tickets.

If you are contacted by someone stating that they have tickets for the London 2012 Games for sale, we recommend that you treat them with suspicion, decline their offer and do not pay them anything. Finally, keep an eye on this website for further details about the release of tickets for sale.

If you are concerned about anyone offering London 2012 Games tickets for sale, you can let us know by emailing brandprotection@london2012.com

Details of known scams

London 2012 benefits scam

We have been advised that members of the general public have been targeted by callers purporting to be members of staff from London 2012. The caller asks for the recipient's personal details, including details of any benefits they may be receiving (from Government or otherwise). This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who contact you.

London 2012/Microsoft Online Email Draw

This email is being sent from info@london2012.com. It informs the recipient that LOCOG has started a quarterly online email draw in conjunction with Microsoft and the recipient is one of four winners who have won £1,000,000 in the first quarter draw. The email instructs the recipient to contact the 'Head of the LOCOG for claims instructions' at sebastiancoe@h-tmail.com and provides the following mobile number: +44 70 24017911. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

Hotel Products Supplier Scam
The recipient receives an email from ‘Dr Irvin Khoza’ asking them to supply hotel products for the Games. They give the (incorrect) contact details of the IOC President as a reference. The email addresses given were:
Info.ioc.olympic2012@safe-mail.net
Ioc.olympicgames2012@gmail.com

Building Bid Scam
The recipient receives an email from someone purporting to be the president of the IOC. He asks for several thousand Euros to enable the recipient to bid for a building contract, in this case it concerns LED lights. This is a scam. Do not provide any personal details or pay any money to the person who sent this email.

BT & London 2012 Olympics Promotions Team

This email (bk1@larrypriddle.com) claims to be from the BT/London 2012 lottery draw. It claims that you have won the lottery and requests that you complete and attached document containing the winning references for you to submit your claim for £700,000.00 Pounds. The contact numbers listed are: 24 HOURS TEL: +44 703 174 7530 / +44 703 174 7705 FAX: +44 844 774 1196. This is a scam. Do not reply and do not under any circumstances provide any personal details or pay any money to the person who sent this email.

London Olympic Games Employment

This email (Olympicgames56@yahoo.com) claims to be from London 2012, recruiting labourers and construction companies to work for the London 2012 Paralytics Committee and the Olympic Delivery Authority. The email asks recipients to send in their CV and the front page of their passport, along with a 'scanning fee' of £285 to process the application. This is a scam. Do not provide any personal details or pay any money to the person who sent this email.

Weymouth and Portland 'Investment Proposal'

This email purports to be from 'Seb Coe'. It refers to the sailing facilities at Weymouth and Portland for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events. The email claims that the contract for the facilities was to be awarded and executed by two foreign contractors for £400,000,000 but in the end was executed with a Bulgarian firm at a cost of £385,500,000.

The email states that there is a remaining £14,500,000 of benefit available. The email therefore asks the recipient to present its business as the second foreign contractor to enable the transfer of the remaining (£14,500,000) into his or her account. This is a scam. Do not under any circumstances provide any personal details or pay any money to the person who sent this email.

London 2012 Olympics Committee

This letter or email tells the recipient that they have won £50,000 from the International Sweepstakes Promotion Programme sponsored by the London 2012 Olympics Committee (olympics.committee-2012@alive.co.uk). This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email. The email purports to have been sent from Mr. Andy Morgan, Moorgate International (BG) Ltd, 81 New Gate Street, EC1 2PE (morrgate-ltd@hotmail.co.uk) and the contact telephone number is given as 0044 (0) 755-155-5799. This scam is also sent from the following email address: xailorson@yahoo.com


2012 Olympics, A Lottery For The Future

The email purports to be from Mrs. Linda Rose with an email address of: olympic2012@fabinet.hu. The subject header for the email is: Olympics, A Lottery For The Future and a refernce is given as being: Olympic lottery Ref: UK2012/OLY/CAMP 2012. It informs the recipient that they have won a large sum of money in a weekly promotion.  The recipient is provided with a batch, serial and claim number and is requested to contact the claim agent (Mark Freedom) with their bank details. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.  The following contact details are provided in the email: 0703-592-4941, olympic.freedommark@gmail.com.

2012 Games Entertainments Co-ordinator scam

This email purports to be from Annette Griffin the “2012 games entertainments co-ordinator”.  Her email is given as being olympics2012london@live.co.uk.  The email informs the recipient that they have been shortlisted in a list of entertainment services to take part in the London 2012 Games and requests that the recipient send through a video of their full main stage act or send a YouTube link of the full performance video.  This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.   


London 2012 Employment Scams

It has come to LOCOG’s attention that certain individuals/organisations are purporting to be official recruiters for London 2012 related job opportunities. Please note that details of London 2012 related job opportunities can be found on the official website at www.london2012.com . Do not provide any of your personal details without checking that they have been properly authorised by London 2012.

Olympic Lottery London/Olympic Lottery Promotion

The email is from 'Olympic Lottery London' or 'Olympic Lottery Promotion' and may be in French or English. It informs the recipient that they have won a large sum of money as a result of a random draw, and provides a contact name, number and email address. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email. The contact name given is of Mr Aldaine Akmel, and the address of the “Olympic Lottery London” is said to be at: 16 Beauchamp Place, London, SW3 1NQ. The contact email address is given as being: aldaine_akmel@consultant.com and further information can be sought by contacting olympiqueloterielondres@yahoo.co.uk. The telephone numbers provided are + 44 703 1841 678 and 00225 666 773 19.


Deloitte/London 2012 Olympic Games Promotional Draw

This email, which is being sent to people in many different versions, informs the recipient that they are a winner in the Deloitte/London 2012 Olympic Games Promotional Draw. The identities of senior LOCOG/ODA officials are also fraudulently being used. Some versions of the email claims that the Draw has been organised by Grosvenor UK, Centros Miller, Marshalls, Cushman & Wakefield, & Drapers International to encourage the use of the internet and computers. The email invites the recipient to provide personal details in order to process the prize. This is a scam. Do not respond, provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

Visa Europe Company Olympic Games Official Promotion

This e-mail informs the recipient that they have won £750,000 in this Promotion. The emails states that online draws were conducted by a random selection of email addresses obtained from an exclusive list. The recipient is informed that the British Gaming Board has approved this promotion. The e-mail instructs the recipient to contact Sir Allan Green of Oxford Law Firm & Schmidtz Associates at enquiry_oxford@iwon.com and provides the following mobile number: +447031818461. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

London 2012 grant award

This email claims to have been sent from Mrs Joseph Robbert (from The Desk of the Director of Promotions, International Promotions/Grant Award Department). This email informs the recipient that they are one of six lucky winners in the London 2012 Promotional Prize Award, the first of which was held on 19 January 2008, and has won £600,000. The email instructs recipients to forward their personal details to Mr. Damns Lukas, Foreign Department Director, London 2012 Promotional Prize Award Department, tel: +44-704-571-8520, fax: +44-701-421-8453, email: london2012_02@yahoo.co.uk and london2012_3@yahoo.co.uk. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

London's 2012 Olympic Paralympic Games Awards

This e-mail informs the recipient that they have won USD2.1million. The e-mail instructs the recipient to contact Mr G Whiteman at London.2012agent@yahoo.ca.uk and provides the following mobile number: +447045726416. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

London 2012 Promotion

This email tells the recipient that they have won a large amount of money from a lottery draw held on 6 January 2008. The contact details provided are of Michael Greening, with an e-mail address at london2012onl@yahoo.co.uk. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.


De Lotto Netherlands International Lottery Promograms

This e-mail informs the recipient that the De lotto Netherlands International Promotion (DLP) was held in Netherlands in December 2006, and that the recipient has been randomly selected as a winner. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email. The contact name given is Mr David Richards of Virtual Finance & Security BV, and the email address given for responding is payoffice@mixmail.com. This email claims to be sent from Mrs.Tineke De Grout, who purports to be the Promotion Manager.

London 2012 Olympics/Microsoft Sweepstake

This e-mail tells the recipient that they have won £500,000 and an all expense paid trip to watch the Olympic Games in 2012 as a result of a London 2012/Microsoft Group UK sweepstake. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email. The alleged name of the contact person given is: Eugene Lane who claims to be a member of the “London 2012 Award Team”, and the contact e-mail addresses given are: agentlane.london2012@yahoo.de and agentlane@london2012.co.uk.tt.


The Trojan Lottery

This e-mail tells the recipient that they have won a large amount of money from The Trojan Lottery, and attaches a 'certified cheque'. The e-mail alleges that your winnings have been placed in an American bank. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

The UK Premier Lottery

This e-mail tells the recipient that they have won a large amount of money from The UK Premier Lottery. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email. The e-mail address provided is: ukplo.claims@yahoo.de and the contact telephone number given is: +447031819544.

The National Lottery/ International Lottery Promotion

This email tells the recipient that they have won a large amount of money from The National Lottery. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email. The contact details provided are: International Lottery Promotion, 624 Old Kent Road, London SE15 1JB, England.


Olympic Torch scam email

This is a hoax email warning about an Internet virus in the form of an Olympic Torch. The report is untrue, and the email should be deleted. The text of the hoax reads as follows:

"Please read the attached warning issued today. PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS: You should be alert during the next days: Do not open any message with an attached filed called "Invitation" regardless of who sent it. It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which "burns" the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list, that is why you should send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it. If you receive a mail called "invitation", though sent by a friend, do not open it and shut down your computer immediately. This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept. SEND THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW, COPY THIS E-MAIL AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS AND REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US."

Earlville Finance United Kingdom On-line Lottery Scam

This email from Dr Peter Wright of Earlville Finance United Kingdom Pty informs the recipient that they have won the jackpot ($1,950,000.00) in an on-line lottery in honour of the fact that London is hosting the Olympic Games in 2012. Subsequent emails may ask the recipient to send money (e.g. $8000). This is a scam. Do not respond, provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.


Grosvenor/London 2012 Olympic Games Promotional Draw

This email contains a letter which tells the recipient that they are one of a number of winners in the Grosvenor/London 2012 Olympic Games Promotional Draw / Deloitte/London 2012 Olympic Games Promotional Draw. The identities of senior LOCOG/ODA officials are also fraudulently being used.
 
The email claims that the Draw has been organised by Grosvenor UK, Centros Miller, Marshalls, Cushman & Wakefield, & Drapers International to encourage the use of the internet and computers. The email invites the recipient to contact a Promotional Claims Agent in order to process the prize. The email also claims that all winners outside the UK have been granted automatic visa waiver to attend the London 2012 Olympic Games and have been invited to a special Gala Party. This is a scam. Do not respond, provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email. No such visa waivers have been granted.

Olympic Arts Committee

This email (olympicartists@hotmail.co.uk) claims to be from an organisation aiming to privately fund artists whose work can be shown around the world in conjunction with the London 2012 Games. The identities of senior LOCOG/ODA officials are also fraudulently being used. The emails request details of artists' work and contacts and also refer to carrying out credit referencing. This is a scam. Do not respond, provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

The Coca Cola London 2012 Olympic Games Promotions email scam

This email contains a letter claiming to be from The Coca Cola London 2012 Olympic Games Promotions which tells the recipient that they have won an email draw. The letter invites the recipient to fill in an application form and promises a payment by online transfer. This is a scam. Do not respond, provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

Virgin International Lottery UK

This email tells the recipient that after a random screening of email addresses, they have emerged as a Category "A" winner of the "Virgin International Lottery United Kingdom (UK)", for five million pounds. The lottery is described as being part of the country's programme to raise funds for the Games in 2012, and invites the recipient to claim a lump sum payment. This is a scam. Do not respond, provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

"Ford Olympic 2012 Promo" / "Ford London2012 Promotion" / "Ford Olympic Promotion" 

This email tells the recipient that they have won a promotional draw run by Ford Motor Company, in conjunction with the Local Organising Committee of London 2012, and invites them to get in touch to claim payment. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

Australian Lottery (in affiliation with the London 2012 Olympics Committee) postal scam

This scam arrives by post in the form of a letter from the Australian Lottery and advises the recipient that they have won the Australian Lottery International Sweepstakes Promotion, sponsored by the London 2012 Olympics Committee. They are asked to contact a claims agent, Mr Lyne Winston. The letter is addressed from Laura Southwell. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this letter or to the claims agent.

London 2012 Lottery Promotions

This email tells the recipient that they have won a large amount of money from a lottery draw held to raise funds for the 2012 Games. The email attaches a document asking for personal details in order for you to claim your prize. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email. The contact details provided are Mrs Theresa R. Howard LCI Lottery Organisation, Paradise Walk, London, SW3 4JL and the email is from Susan Davies.

London2012.com advertising phone scam

This is a telephone scam where businesses are cold-called and offered the chance to advertise on the London 2012 website. We do not sell advertising space on our website. If you are led to believe your adverts will appear on our website, this is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the caller.

"London 2012 Olympics Promo" email scam

This email is illegally branded with the London 2012 emblem, and notifies the recipient that they have been selected as a winner of the "London 2012 Olympics Lottery Promo". It gives the 'winner' the option to either pick up their cheque at the London 2012 offices or to pay a courier fee to have the cheque delivered. The email gives the name "Mr. David Murphey" as the relevant contact. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the person who sent this email.


"Olympic 2012 Awareness Lotto" email scam

This email tells the recipient that they have been selected in a computer promotional ballot as a winner of the "Bigbig lotto" and gives the name "Mr. James Baker/John Baker" as the relevant contact. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the person who sent this email.


Fake London 2012 press release

This is an email made to look like a London 2012 press release - if a recipient clicks on it and they don't have internet protection software running on their PC, the email will try to download a Trojan horse keylogger - this is designed to steal your information when you access certain online banks and e-commerce websites. The file name of the code is "logo.wmf." If you receive this email, do not open it - delete it immediately. Official London 2012 Volunteer and Supporter emails are always sent from one of the following addresses: support@london2012.com or support@london2012.org.

London2012 Promotional Draw For The 2012 Olympic Games In London email scam

This email tells the recipient that they have won a prize from a lottery draw held on 4th of October 2005. The email gives the name "Mr Henry Roberts" as the relevant contact. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the person who sent this email.


London 2012 Olympics Lottery Board/ London Olympics 2012 Lottery Promotions

This email claims to have been sent from Rebecca Yaguda, Online coordinator of the London Olympics 2012 Lottery Promotions. This email informs the recipient that their name has been selected through a computer ballot and that they are a winner of the London Olympics 2012 Lotto Winnings Programs held on 28 September 2008 and have won £800,000. The recipient is given a reference number and a ‘winning number’. The email instructs recipients to forward their personal details to the claims processor, Mr Mark Smith and gives his email as being claimslop2012@hotmail.co.uk and tel: 00447045712612. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email.

Ministry of Finance/ Organising Committee 2012 London Olympic Games

The email informs the recipient that they won a cash prize of 250,000.00 GBP (which has been converted to $376,576.96). A swift transfer confirmation slip is attached to the email. The recipient is informed that the money that has been won cannot be transferred into the recipient's account as the Ministry of Finance is insisting that a mandatory 0.3% tax ($1,130) needs to be paid first. The sender also attached an Order from the Ministry of Finance and requests that payment of $1.130 be made to his lawyer. The email purports to have been sent from the "Organizing Committee 2012 London Olympic Games" and is signed off from "Jones Douglas, Claims Director Foreign Services". This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay money to the people who sent this email.

Olympic Lottery/London 2012 Olympic Internet Game/International Lottery email

This email (olympic2012@live.com) claims to be from an organisation distributing money and tickets to the London 2012 Games following a lottery draw. Recipients are informed that they are winners of the 'The London 2012 Olympic Internet Game', which selects individuals at random. The email asks recipients to claim their winnings by sending in a serial number together with their personal details including their name, address, telephone numbers and gender. This is a scam. Do not provide any personal details or pay any money to the person who sent this email.

London 2012/Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) International Online Lottery

This e-mail tells the recipient that they have won a large amount of money and that they have won free tickets to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The e-mail goes on to tell the recipient that "the International Online Lottery was formed and sponsored by London 2012 Olympic Games in conjunction with Federation of International Football Association (FIFA)”. This is a scam. Do not provide any of your personal details or pay any money to the people who sent this email. The e-mail purports to have been sent from Kelvin Johnson of 2-19 Lenton Road, The Park, Nottingham , NG7 1DQ (kevijohnson@msn.com) and the contact telephone number given is: +44 7039 401 258.