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Companies, fans lose in WC ticket scams

27/06/2010 10:08:46 AM Comments (0)

South African companies lost more than $US850,000 ($A981,524) in World Cup ticketing scams, a report in a local newspaper said Sunday.

The Sunday Times said the companies, along with many South African and foreign fans, had lost large amounts after buying tickets that were later cancelled because they were not bought through FIFA-accredited agents.

The report said Clifford Green, a lawyer acting for FIFA and accredited ticket sales company Match, had a dossier of affidavits from seven companies, including petrochemicals group Sasol, detailing their losses.

The affidavit reportedly showed that Sasol had paid $US434,000 ($A501,154) to a ticketing company for 110 tickets to group games, the semi-finals and the final.

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