Thursday, October 4, 2012

Man Utd have Warned Parents About A scam

ENGLAND soccer giants Manchester United have warned parents about a scam calling on children to join its school.

A fraudulent e-mail - which has been in circulation for weeks - offers youngsters the chance to participate for a fee or for free depending on "the time of registration".

"Manchester United Football Academy is offering 400 boys and girls aged 8 to 18 years from over different countries to our hugely popular residential facility in the heart of the English countryside," the e-mail reads.

The four-year package includes visas, airfare and accommodation. And graduates would qualify for "further opportunities" with the academy. "Raphael Scot" is listed as the contact person.

Despite several calls and e-mails to the provided e-mail address and telephone number, "Scot" could not be reached for comment.

The club have since warned parents not to be duped.

"This e-mail has been unlawfully using the Manchester United Soccer Schools brand name and crest without the consent of this company or its affiliates. Any emails received from '', should be disregarded as they contain this false and dishonest information," the statement reads.

United advised parents to visit its soccer school's website - - should they want their children to attend football camps. Officials can be contacted on
By Sbue
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