Scammers set up fake 2020 Games websites to trap unwary fans

The Internet is abounding with fake 2020 Tokyo Olympics sites that guarantee to have connections to the games spectacle, an examination by The Asahi Shimbun and significant data security firm Trend Micro Inc. appears.

Illegal sites that could be utilized to direct misrepresentation were likewise found, inciting Trend Micro to encourage people in general to practice alert while scanning on the web for data identified with the Games.

As per the arranging board of trustees for the Tokyo Olympics, the official locations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games are “” and “”

They take clients to a similar site.

The official site for selling Games stock is “”

In any case, numerous random destinations turn up online that consolidate words including “tokyo2020.” Trend Micro affirmed it found at any rate two delivers attached to unlawful sites.

At the point when one of them was gotten to, a screen seemed requesting the client purchase counterfeit security programming, joined by fake notice messages, for example, “framework alert” or “introduce the freshest programming.”

Pattern Micro authority Katsuyuki Okamoto said the locales were conceivably set up to trick individuals into speculation they are associated with sites identified with the Tokyo Olympics.

Okamoto said individuals should reconsider before clicking results that show up after they search the Internet utilizing watchwords like “Tokyo Olympics.”

“It’s critical to affirm the addresses to ensure if the site is real or a phony one,” he said.

Okamoto included that antivirus programming that squares illegal locales is powerful also in shielding clients from turning out to be casualties of con artists.

At the point when a columnist got to addresses that consolidated words like “tokyo2020,” “olympic,” or “japan,” destinations random to the Olympics frequently showed up, for example, universal marriage specialist’s locales and explicitly express destinations.

Now and again, individuals appear to have enrolled locales just to sell them. Last December, the columnist had contact with a man who enlisted two tends to that joined Olympic-related words. The man, who distinguished himself as “Turk,” attempted to offer them to the columnist, saying, “I trust I can sell at a significant expense. What about giving me $600 (66,000 yen)?”