ICC World Cup Trophy
ICC World Cup Trophy (AFP Photo)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has warned fans against scams claiming to be associated with the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, starting May 30 in England.

Previous major sporting events have also been targeted in this way. Illegal scammers contact people, usually through email, claiming that they have won a cash prize via a lottery or competition, 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 stressed there is no such competition, lottery or promotion associated with it or the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Any approach via email in the UK should be reported to Action Fraud while outside of the UK should be reported to ICC Enquiry.