CBC and Toronto Star have uncovered evidence that Ticketmaster has been operating its own secret scalping scheme. In a new report shared by Consequence of Sound, the Canadian news outlets sent journalists posing as scalpers to the Ticket Summit industry conference held in Las Vegas back in July. While there, the two were allegedly approached by Ticketmaster and briefed on the company’s seedy reselling scheme. As part of the scam, scalpers reportedly purchase tickets from Ticketmaster, then resell them at a higher price on Ticketmaster’s secondary market platform TradeDesk, enabling the online broker to profit twice. Ticketmaster is also allegedly turning a blind eye to actions that violate their own terms of service. This isn’t the first time Ticketmaster has come under fire for supposedly working with scalpers. In October, Prestige Entertainment sued Ticketmaster only to be hit with counterclaims.
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