World Cup and Black Friday ‘seen by scammers as opportunities to strike’

Written by on November 23, 2022

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A sharp rise in ticketing scams has been recorded by a fraud prevention service as the World Cup gets under way.

Cifas said scams they are seeing include fake ticket lotteries offering cash prizes, or “hospitality packages” distributed through phishing texts and emails.

They urged football fans to be cautious if they receive unsolicited emails claiming they have won tickets, and to never click on links included in these emails.

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