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Beware the NHL ownership scam

Care to pony up $25,000, along with 6,999 of your closest friends, to become a part owner of an NHL team?  That’s the pitch being made at 7K Hockey, a site which purportedly is offering just such an opportunity to the public as of today.  I’m not going to provide a link there, as it looks instead like a credit card scam, trying to hook people with the chance to lock down spots for a $500 deposit (why would a site supposedly looking for investors ask for CC info?), so watch out if this shows up in your email soon.  From the site:

7k Hockey is an investment group based out of Vancouver, B.C.  It has made 40 percent of its ownership proposal, to acquire a National Hockey League franchise, available to the general public.  The 40 percent ownership represents 7000 individual owners.  These units become available on Friday, November 7, 2008 at 2. p.m. PST.

I’m sure the current NHL Board of Governors would be thrilled to open the gates for a mob like this!  No specifics are included as to who the majority investors might be, and the FAQ features questions such as…

Would you attempt to relocate the team to a different city?
We believe all 30 teams are situated in markets that can currently support an NHL team.

If you are unsuccessful in acquiring a team, would you consider bringing a KHL team to North America?

This site looks about as legit as Primatech Paper!

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