The International Cricket Council (ICC) has warned cricket fans against potential scams, stating that there is no competition, lottery or promotion associated with the upcoming men’s World Cup, which will be held in England and Wales. The world tournament will kick-start on May 30. In the WC opener, England will take on South Africa.
“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 press release.
“Approaches outside of the UK should be reported to [email protected] The ICC or CWC19 will never ask for confidential information of this kind from you in an email,” the statement read.
ICC also said incidents of scams had always been reported during global events.
“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 added.