ICC warns cricket fans against financial scams during World Cup

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 01, 2019, 12.41 PM(IST)

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In a media release, ICC said that incidents of financial scams have always been reported during global events. 

Cricket's global body, the International Cricket Council, has warned the fans against potential financial scams. 

The cricket body stated that there is no competition, lottery or promotion associated with the upcoming men's World Cup which will start from May 30. 

In a media release, ICC said that incidents of financial scams have always been reported during global events. 

"The ICC stress 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 e-mail in the UK should be reported to Action Fraud online here or by calling 0300 123 2040," ICC said in a release. 

"Approaches outside of the UK should be reported to enquiries@icc-cricket.Com. The ICC or CWC19 will never ask for confidential information of this kind from you in an email." 

"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," ICC said.

The ICC also recommended some actions against fraud and noted the online resources which are available for victims of fraud.

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