The Olympics is always an extremely popular event and it is not unusual to expect that there will be people out there that will use this event to rip thousands of dollars off of the unexpected. I have just heard on the news that a FAKE website exists that is selling tickets to the Beijing Olympics. Whatever you do, do not buy any tickets from www.beijingticketing.com, because if you do you will find yourself out of pocket.
I have just had a look at the website and it is no wonder that it has conned so many people as it is one of the most professional scam sites I have ever seen. This online Olympics ticket seller has scammed Australian, New Zealand, US and European sports fans and travel agents out of tens of thousands of dollars. One agent alone got duped for $US57,000! Olympic officials are seeking a court injunction to shut the site down.
The scammers have obviously planned this for awhile as the domain was purchased on the 17th May 07 and has achieved a PR4 ranking and an Alexa ranking of 596,877! Good on ya Google for giving a bullshit site such a good rating and yet you penalize other sites just because they take on a few paid posts.
The site has a registered office at Suite 700, 2415 East Camelback Road, Phoenix Arizona but it turns out that office is empty. Once again, if you are hoping to buy tickets to the Beijing Olympics, DO NOT GO TO www.beijingticketing.com!!!!
A hot line has been st up for Aussies who believe they may be victims. The number is 1800 055 555