Bogus Olympic ticket scam

by Walter Olson on October 15, 2008

The (genuine) International Olympic Committee and other defendants should be made to pay, according to Texas-based class-action lawyer, Jim Moriarty, who wants “millions of dollars” for 400 victims worldwide. “The lawyer alleges the IOC was aware beijingticketing.com was operating with trademarked Olympic symbols emblazoned on the site,” but failed to act speedily enough or effectively in getting the impostor site shut down. (“Olympic ticket scam: class action”, Sydney Morning Herald, Sept. 23).

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1 Bill Poser 10.16.08 at 1:45 am

The viciousness with which the IOC enforces its trademarks gives me some sympathy for this plaintiff.

2 OBQuiet 10.16.08 at 8:30 am

Maybe we can sue some real Nigerian banks on behalf of all the people who fell for email scams too!

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