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Youth recruitment - email scams

Posted on 12 May 2009  - 12:00

We have been made aware of email scams that claim to be recruiting and/or offering trials for Tottenham Hotspur.

Youth recruitment - email scams

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR ACADEMY - YOUTH RECRUITMENT

EMAIL SCAMS (FRAUD)

We have been made aware of email scams that claim to be recruiting and/or offering trials for Tottenham Hotspur.

- The email may ask for personal details or money.

- The email may also be in poor English and include links to the official Tottenham Hotspur website, www.tottenhamhotspur.com.

- The email may include the Tottenham Hotspur address and a fake Tottenham Hotspur contact name/position and email address, such as webmaster.tottenham001@yahoo.com or gmail.com - these are not genuine Club details.

This is a fake email and is not a genuine Tottenham Hotspur communication.

DO NOT RESPOND. DO NOT GIVE PERSONAL DETAILS. DO NOT GIVE MONEY OR PASS ON BANKING DETAILS.

We take these emails scams very seriously.

If you receive any such email that you deem as suspicious, please report it to customer.care@tottenhotspur.com.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

ABOUT OUR TALENT IDENTIFICATION SCOUTS

Academy Scouts are registered with the Premier League and have been CRB checked. The Academy carries out regular training to ensure our scouts are up-to-date with all the processes and procedures we operate.

Academy Scouts are employed by Tottenham Hotspur and are bound by the rules of the Premier League and The Football League which mean that they must conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner and observe the highest standards of integrity and fair dealing.

PHOTO ID

ALL Academy Scouts carry official photo identification.

HOW ACADEMY SCOUTS MAKE AN APPROACH

A scout will talk with the parents/managers and/or teachers of a player.

We do not approach children directly and we DO NOT ASK FOR MONEY.

If you are approached by an Academy Scout and wish to verify his identity, please contact the Academy via email on academy@tottenhamhotspur.com or by calling 020 8506 9827.

We give you this reassuring information because we are aware that there are people who look to exploit the hopes of young players wanting to join a football club like Tottenham Hotspur.

Therefore, we want to warn and advise players and their families to prevent them being exploited for financial gain or other motivations.

INAPPROPRIATE APPROACH TO A CHILD

If your child is approached directly by someone claiming to be a Scout:

- contact your nearest police station.

- contact the local County FA Welfare Officer (details can be found on the FA website: www.thefa.com).

May we also remind children that they should neither speak nor give any personal information (name, mobile number, school, home address, email address) to strangers.