Olympic tickets subject to scams

Sports fans have been warned of the possible risk that tricksters will scam people playing on their disappointment of missing out on Olympic tickets for 2012. Some will not be able to secure tickets, even after the second series of sales and trading standards officers worry there will be fraudsters on fake websites promising to have tickets.

Websites that accept people’s money to purchase a service and then disappear have been opened prior to when there were other important festivals and events. There were 1.8m million tickets that were applied for by just over 20 million people.  Only approved resellers can sell tickets and they are listed on the official website of the London 2012.

There is also a website checker to cross-reference and be certain that the site is legitimate. You can also check the contact details and the terms and conditions they offer before asking to purchase the tickets. Also be suspicious of the tickets that are sold in temporary websites and sold in bulk.

Team manager at Nottinghamshire Trading Standards Nicola Schofield said they were anticipating issues in the run-up to the 2012 games. People should try to remain with the genuine sources for getting tickets. Otherwise your tickets may fail to arrive or if they do you may be denied entry when you arrive at the venue.

The parents of Rebecca Adlington, a gold medalist swimmer spent thousands of pounds for tickets from a website, only to find out afterwards they were a fake. Any unsold tickets for the 2012 Olympics will be available for further ballots and eBay the auction site says they will not allow Olympic tickets to be resold on the site.