Jean Luc Picard in Olympic Ticket Shocker

Source: FunnyOrDie

In the run up to the London 2012 Olympics we have posted a number of items relating to ticket scams and Operation Podium. Now as we approach the end it is time for a more lighthearted item with a short sketch featuring Sir Patrick Stewart & Simon Pegg…

Warning: The following video contains strong language.

‘Severe Cyber Attacks Could Wreak Havoc at the Olympics’

Source: publicservice.co.uk, 23rd July 2012 The very real threat of high profile cyber attacks during the Olympics is alarming as London comes under the scrutiny of the world, writes one IT security specialist. The Home Office has warned that cyber attacks pose as serious a threat to Britain’s national security as terrorism, particularly as we … Read more

London 2012: IOC Begins Olympics Tickets Investigation

Source:BBC News, 17th June 2012 The International Olympic Committee has begun an investigation into claims Olympics representatives were willing to sell thousands of tickets for the London Games on the black market. The IOC’s ruling executive board met after fresh claims by the Sunday Times involving more than 50 countries.

Ukraine Official Quits After 2012 Olympics Ticket Offer

Source: BBC News, 22nd & 28th May 2012

The general secretary of Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee has resigned after BBC London recorded him offering to sell tickets for the 2012 Games on the black market. Volodymyr Gerashchenko promised a reporter, who was posing as a tout, that he could source up to 100 tickets from the official Ukrainian allocation.

 

See also the original report here…

Olympic Official ‘Willing to Sell Tickets to Black Market’

Source: BBC News, 22nd May 2012

A senior Olympic official was willing to sell thousands of pounds worth of 2012 tickets for cash, a BBC investigation has revealed.

Volodymyr Gerashchenko, of Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee (NOC), told a reporter posing as a UK tout he would have up to 100 tickets to sell.

It is a criminal offence, punishable by fines of up to £20,000, to sell London 2012 tickets to touts.

Mr Gerashchenko claimed he had “never planned to sell tickets in the UK”.

Concert Season Coming: Don’t Get Scammed

As spring is in full swing, so are the advertisements for upcoming concerts. I, for one, look forward to getting on my Harley, snagging easy parking, and taking in a few shows this year. And, as with all seasonal activities and events, scammers are gearing up to take advantage of another opportunity to prey upon … Read more

Operation Podium: Eight Suspected Ticket Touts Held

Source: UKPA, 7th May 2012 With the last remaining tickets for the 2012 London Olympics going on sale over the next few days, The London Metropolitan Police service are sending out a warning about fraudulent ticket sales and illegal ticket touts. Eight suspected ticket touts have been arrested as part of a clampdown ahead of this summer’s … Read more