London Olympics Cracks Down On Websites Selling Unauthorised/Fake Tickets

A hitlist of 30 websites and 970 individuals – many linked to organised crime – are being targeted in an investigation into the sale of unauthorised or fake tickets for the London Olympics that start at the end of July.According to a report in The Guardian, all of those targeted are outside the United Kingdom. The investigation, called Podium, results from a “dossier of information from a Sunday Times investigation containing evidence that Olympic officials and agents were prepared to sell thousands of tickets for up to £6,000 each.””One of the greatest threats to ticketing comes from international websites purporting to sell seats. Some may be selling unauthorised tickets illegally or committing fraud by selling tickets that do not exist.”None of the 30 websites have domain names registered in the UK.For more information on the investigation in The Guardian, go to:
www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jun/19/olympic-tickets-police-black-market