Young players, clubs and parents are advised about a scam that the English FA has recently been made aware of.
Persons purporting to be licensed agents are sending out spam emails promising trials with various clubs, using details from the list of licensed agents on the FIFA website, www.fifa.com.
The clubs and the Agents whose names have been used have no knowledge of the potential ’trials’.
The scam appears to work around promising trials to young players with various clubs and then asking for payment in advance to cover ’insurance and travel’. Once the money is sent, no more is heard.
Anyone who is a victim of this scam should contact their local police.