Warning over adverts in national and international media
Police are warning the public about recent adverts that have
appeared in national and international media selling tickets for
the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The adverts feature a mobile phone number or email address to
contact for more information. However it is illegal to advertise or
sell an Olympic or Paralympic Games ticket without permission from
The warning comes from Operation Podium, the Metropolitan Police
Service's team dedicated to tackling serious and organised crime
against the Games.
Detective Superintendent Nick Downing from Operation Podium
said:" Please do not attempt to buy tickets from adverts such as
these as you risk paying over the odds for tickets that may not
exist and your personal details may be stolen and used in other
"The safest way to buy tickets for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
is from the London 2012 website. On this site you will find the
most up to date information about tickets, future Olympic and
Paralympic Games ticket sales and the London 2012 website
If you have tried to buy a ticket as a result of an advert in
national or international media please contact Operation Podium at
For advice on safe ways to buy tickets for the London 2012
Games, visit the
Operation Podium website.