The popularity of cricket worldwide is increasing day by day. India is a country where Cricket is like a religion and has became an important play all around. Cricket World Cup which is held in every 4 years is going to be held in 2019 and fans are eagerly waiting for this.
But fraudsters have also been using their mind to grab the opportunity to cheat people and World Cup 2019 is one such opportunity for them.
The ICC is warning fans against scams claiming to be associated with the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC19). Previous major sporting events have also been targeted in this way. Illegal scammers contact people, usually via email, claiming that they have won a cash prize via a lottery or competition and requiring the person to share a range of personal information, including their name, age, bank account and passport details. The victim is often asked to pay a fee to obtain the prize money.
Source : A Hindi Daily
The ICC stresses that there is no such competition, lottery or promotion associated with ICC or the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 and that any approaches via email in the UK should be reported to Action Fraud online here or by calling 0300 123 2040. Approaches outside of the UK should be reported to [email protected]
Online resources are available to give advice if you have received a similar correspondence or have responded to a potential scam. If you are unsure whether you have been a victim of fraud, you can find more information on the correct action for and how to protect yourself here or contact your local authorities.