Net closing on websites conning fans in 2010 Football World Cup ticket fraud

A team of cyberpolice from New Scotland Yard have helped to save tens of thousands of football fans from being duped into buying bogus tickets for the 2010 World Cup finals. Fifa, football’s world governing body, called in the London-based e-Crime Unit to crack down on the internet fraudsters.The Times has learnt that the unit has tracked down and closed more than 100 sites so far, with as many as 20 based in Britain and the rest spread around the world. But Fifa executives fear that these fraudsters are only the pioneers of an internet crimewave that will become more severe as the World Cup approaches.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/article6848266.ece

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