The ICC is warning fans against cheats claiming to be related with the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Previous major sporting events have also been battered in this way. Prohibited scammers contact people, usually via email, claiming that they have won a cash prize via a lottery or race and demanding the person to share a range of personal information, including their name, age, bank account details. The victim is often asked to pay a fee to find the prize money.
The ICC stress there is no such competition, lottery or promotion associated with ICC or the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
The ICC or CWC19 will never enquire for confidential information of this kind from you in an email.Online resources are available to give advice if you have received a similar correspondence or have retorted to a potential scam. If you are unsure whether you have been a victim of fraud.
Action Fraud recommendations:
- Never answer to any such statement. If you haven’t registered a lottery then you can’t have won it.
- We don’t know of any official lottery operatives who ask for fees to gather winnings. Any request for fee payment is a good suggestion that someone is trying to defraud you.
- Never, ever release your bank details or pay fees in advance.
- If an email address has been provided to respond to, be very distrustful of addresses such as @hotmail.com or @yahoo.com or numbers beginning with 07 because these are free to get hold of.
- Unaffected lotteries flourish on publicity. If they ask you to keep your win a surreptitious, it’s likely to be a fraud.
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