Scalpers Are Selling Whole Ticketmaster Accounts Now
It’s almost impossible to get retail priced tickets to The Cure’s newest live tour. Fans are, once again, turning to the secondary market despite the band’s insistence that Ticketmaster shut it down.
This week on Cyber, Joseph Cox and Motherboard Motherboard editor-in-chief Jason Koebler take us into the world of the ticket scalper, where whole Ticketmaster accounts are being sold in bulk and a “verified fan” is just someone the algorithm approves of.
Stories discussed in this episode:
The Cure Tried to Stop Scalpers. Brokers Are Selling Entire Ticketmaster Accounts Instead
Ticketmaster Cancels Public Sale for Taylor Swift Tickets Because It Already Sold Them All
Blink-182 Tickets Are So Expensive Because Ticketmaster Is a Disastrous Monopoly and Now Everyone Pays Ticket Broker Prices
The Man Who Broke Ticketmaster
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