Scam Awareness

Warning after report of possible new phone scam in East Hampshire.

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James Pusey (Police, Corporate Communications, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight)

We'd like to let you know about a report that we've received of a possible new phone scam in East Hampshire.

Action Fraud, together with the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and the City of London Police, are working in partnership with Rugby World Cup 2015 organisers to disrupt those entities seeking to sell Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets without permission from the official provider.
We would like rugby fans and the general public to be aware that they should only purchase tickets from official sources and avoid being scammed.

Purchase tickets from an official source and avoid losing your money.

England Rugby 2015 Limited (“ER2015”) is the organising committee of Rugby World Cup 2015, due to take place in England and Cardiff from 18 September 2015 until 31 October 2015. Rugby World Cup Limited (“RWCL”) is the Tournament owner of Rugby World Cup 2015.   RWCL/ER2015 wants to ensure that the public is not misled, by unauthorised ticket sellers, into believing they have purchased genuine Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets.  

 BEWARE ONLINE SURVEYS
Consumers shopping online are advised to be careful when a survey appears in a ‘pop-up’ advertisement. A concern has been raised by a Hampshire resident who decided to complete a customer survey that appeared in this way. The questionnaire was short and straightforward, and an offer was in place to enter the consumer in a prize draw. On completion, the consumer was asked to provide their mobile phone number.

BEWARE ONLINE SURVEYS
Consumers shopping online are advised to be careful when a survey appears in a ‘pop-up’ advertisement. A concern has been raised by a Hampshire resident who decided to complete a customer survey that appeared in this way. The questionnaire was short and straightforward, and an offer was in place to enter the consumer in a prize draw. On completion, the consumer was asked to provide their mobile phone number.