The Metropolitan Police has issued a warning about the sale of Paralympic tickets, warning that due to the high demand, counter fit tickets and ticket touts will be trying to cash in on the events.
Detective Superintendent Nick Downing said "After such a successful Olympic Games, tickets for the Paralympic Games are in high demand. To make sure that you aren't caught out by criminals looking to capitalise on the demand, make sure you buy your ticket from the London 2012 website, or from an authorised ticket reseller listed on this site. If you buy from an unofficial site or from a tout, you risk paying over the odds for a ticket that may not exist, may not be genuine and you risk not getting to see the Games. You could also have your details stolen and used in other crimes"
It is a criminal offence to sell a Paralympic ticket, and anyone found doing so could face a £20,000 fine. During the Olympic Games, 92 people were arrested by Operation Podium on suspicion of ticket touting.
The Met has said that if tickets become available, then people should sell them by legitimate means. "If you have a ticket which you bought from London 2012 and can no longer use it, LOCOG are running an official resale platform."
Officers will be working during the Paralympic Games to disrupt criminal activity including touting of Paralympic tickets.