Fake Olympics tickets

Stay one step ahead of the fraudsters with our series of articles giving you the lowdown on the scams they use to trick people out of their hard-earned cash – and how to avoid being taken in by them.

This week, we explain how fraudsters are targeting sports fans with fake tickets for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

How does it work?

Keen to attend the Olympic Games in Rio this summer? Well watch out: fraudsters are upping their efforts to trick those trying to buy tickets to Olympic events out of their money.

Security software company Kaspersky Lab has issued a warning after seeing an increase in the number of spam emails being sent out by those touting fake tickets for the Games.

As well as emails, it is warning people to be wary of bogus websites set up to look like legitimate ticket sites.

“We recommend that fans everywhere be very cautious when purchasing tickets or souvenirs,” Kaspersky said.

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