Ticket Hopefuls Warned Of Fake E - Mails

Ticket hopefuls warned of fake e-mails

People who applied for tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics are being warned of fake e-mails disguised as notices of lottery results.

The Games' organizing committee announced the results of the ticket lottery on its website on Thursday. It will also notify applicants directly by e-mail.

The committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police are urging applicants to watch out for fake e-mails linked to websites designed to steal personal information or defraud them of money.

The committee says any e-mail with a go-to URL or an account number is a scam, and is urging applicants to confirm the lottery results and procedure for buying tickets on its official ticketing website.