Beijing Olympic ticket scam shut down
The U.S. federal courts shut down two websites that claimed to sell tickets to the Beijing Olympics, but instead scammed unsuspecting sports fans.
The sites, beijingticketing.com and beijing-tickets2008.com, appeared to be legitimate ticket brokers, but instead of supplying the tickets, the owners of the sites charged hundreds of credit card accounts. The scam affected people around the world, including the parents of members of Austrailia's Olympic team.
Apparently, the International Olympic Committee had been alerted to the scam several months ago. As of Tuesday morning, the sites were inaccessible.
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