The premier fifty-over World Cup is around the corner and each and every team is looking to keep all boxes turned for the big event. The tournament is scheduled to start on May 30, and India will be playing its first game against South Africa on June 5 at Rose Bowl, Southampton. Before all of this, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday warned fans against potential scams making it clear that there is no competition, lottery or promotion associated with upcoming men's World Cup in England.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The ICC or CWC19 will never ask for confidential information of this kind from you in an email. The governing body said incidents of scams have 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 said.
The ICC also recommended some actions against fraud and noted the online resources which are available for victims of fraud.