What do you think about this....
Undercover journalists from CBC News and the Toronto Star posed as scalpers at a live entertainment convention this summer, and they say Ticketmaster tried to involve them in the scheme. Here's how it works . . . again, ALLEGEDLY:
The scalpers buy tickets . . . with bots supplied by Ticketmaster . . . then they resell them for more money at TradeDesk.com, which is OWNED by Ticketmaster. So Ticketmaster makes money off the same ticket TWICE.
Ticketmaster does have a "buyer abuse" division that tries to head off scalping. But a company rep at the convention told the journalists that they turn a blind eye to abuses by TradeDesk users.
Here's Ticketmaster's response to the report: "As the world's leading ticketing platform, representing thousands of teams, artists and venues, we believe it is our job to offer a marketplace that provides a safe and fair place for fans to shop, buy and sell tickets in both the primary and secondary markets."