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Camelot joins Get Safe Online in the quest for a safer internet

Camelot, one of the world’s leading lottery companies and operator of the UK National Lottery, has signed up as the latest partner of Get Safe Online, the UK’s national internet security awareness initiative.

The company joins other major supporters in sponsoring Get Safe Online to raise awareness of online safety and provide independent advice to UK internet users. And following the success of Get Safe Online Week, where experts toured cities across the UK to spread the word about staying safe online, there is no better time for Camelot to pledge its support and help to raise awareness.

Camelot is unique – a commercial operation which raises funds for the public good. Since its launch, The National Lottery has raised over £29 billion for National Lottery Good Causes, funding more than 380,000 individual awards throughout the UK. This success story has been possible because The National Lottery enjoys the trust and confidence of players and society, with Camelot maintaining a safe and secure environment for the 70 per cent of UK adults who regularly play National Lottery games.

With over six million online players and a 35,000-strong network of retail outlets throughout the UK, Camelot is fully mindful of its obligation to protect its players, both online and in-store, at all times.

Julian Price, Group Head of Corporate Responsibility at Camelot, said: “As the operator of The National Lottery, our overarching objective is to maximise returns to National Lottery Good Causes. To ensure that we continue to do that successfully, we need to maintain the trust of players and the wider public. For our online players, this means providing highly-secure facilities that they can trust when buying tickets or playing our games online or using their mobile phone.

“As in any large e-commerce business, there are, unfortunately, people out there who want to exploit others by attempting to obtain payment or personal details electronically from people under a variety of pretexts. The National Lottery, winners of The National Lottery and other lotteries are sometimes falsely used as part of these scams, so we have an added responsibility to help raise awareness and educate people on what to look out for so that they can avoid these scams.”

Price concluded: “Partnering with Get Safe Online is another route to help our players stay safe.”

Tony Neate, Chief Executive of Get Safe Online said: “The internet is a wonderful place where people can do so much – from shopping, to banking, communicating with each other, and of course playing The National Lottery!  Keeping internet users safe is a huge task and we would not have the same success in raising awareness without our partners. We are delighted to welcome Camelot to support our efforts and lend its expertise to help meet our goals.”

For information and advice on how to guard against online identity fraud and other internet crime, visit the Get Safe Online website at www.getsafeonline.org.

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About Get Safe Online:

Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety. Their website is a unique resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computer or mobile device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online. It contains guidance on many other related subjects too – including performing backups and how to avoid theft or loss of your computer, smartphone or tablet. Get Safe Online is not only a website, however, as we also organise national events - such as Get Safe Online week, this year planned for October 22-26th, and awareness campaigns across the media.

Get Safe Online is a jointly funded initiative between several Government departments and private sector businesses. In fact, we are the Government’s preferred online security advice channel.

About Camelot:

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited is the licensed operator of The National Lottery and is committed to raising money for the Good Causes designated by Parliament. Each week, over £30 million is raised for National Lottery Good Causes with more than 380,000 individual awards made across the UK to date – benefiting both large and small projects spanning arts, sports, heritage, charities, health, education and the environment. The National Lottery has given away over £43 billion in prizes and created more than 3,000 millionaires or multi-millionaires since launch in 1994.erful place where people can do so much – from shopping, to banking, communicating with each other, and of course playing The National Lottery!  Keeping internet users safe is a huge task and we would not have the same success in raising awareness without our partners. We are delighted to welcome Camelot to support our efforts and lend its expertise to help meet our goals.”

For information and advice on how to guard against online identity fraud and other internet crime, visit the Get Safe Online website at www.getsafeonline.org.