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Avoid Scams Related to the London 2012 Olympics!

There are numerous scams in circulation concerning the 2012 Olympics. There are also a number of unauthorized websites claiming to offer tickets for the event.

Don’t be a victim! Visit the official London 2012 Olympics website for further detailed information: http://www.london2012.com/spectators/tickets/ticket-checker/ Read moreRead more

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Only buy and sell tickets through official sites

Even though the proper way to buy Olympic tickets is through official sites has been widely publicized, the Embassy continues to hear of arrests of U.S. citizens for reselling Olympics tickets at face value.  So if you find yourself with extra tickets don’t be tempted to resell them, even at face value. There are stiff penalties for ANY ticket resale outside of the official LOCOG process.

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Traffic – Disruptions & Demonstrations

July 25, 2012

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that during the Olympic Games security messages providing information of planned disruptions, including transport strikes and potential demonstrations, will be posted on our website london.usembassy.gov.

We also encourage U.S. citizens to check www.tfl.gov.uk and www.getaheadofthegames.com for the most up-to-date Olympics transport and venue information. Spontaneous demonstrations may occur during the Olympic Games and U.S. citizens are reminded that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence quickly and unexpectedly. U.S. citizens are therefore urged to avoid the areas of demonstrations if possible, and to exercise caution if within the vicinity of any demonstrations. Read moreRead more

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Beware Olympic Ticketing Scams!

Are you or your friends/family members thinking about purchasing tickets to the 2012 London Olympics? Then please read this special message from London’s Metropolitan Police.

The Met’s Operation Podium team have been working closely with London 2012 to help ensure that you don’t get scammed or conned when you try to buy an Olympic ticket. Read moreRead more