Tag Archives: Ending Deceptive Marketing Practices

November 30, 2012

How to protect yourself from fake SEC Championship tickets

It’s the hottest ticket in town and one of the hottest tickets in Atlanta in decades. Prices are soaring for seats to the SEC Championship game between No.…

October 23, 2012

Kevin Hunt: Who’s Got The Concert Tickets? Ticketworld, But J. Geils Fan Didn’t Know

John Carpenter, an infrequent rock concertgoer from Windsor, was simultaneously excited and dumbfounded after he searched for, and found, two tickets online to a J. Geils Band concert…

October 16, 2012

McCartney fans don’t need scalpers

Paul McCartney … c’mon, he’s a living legend, the most popular singer and songwriter in pop music history. I will not debate this. He was in the Beatles!…

October 15, 2012

Fake Justin Bieber tickets burn Fort Worth grandmother

“I’m sorry. That mailbox is full,” said the automated voice on the other end of the line. “Mailbox is full,” repeated Sam Vykukal of Fort Worth. “Mailbox is…

October 13, 2012

VERY A-MUSE-ING: Scalpers thwarted by paperless tickets

There is still joy in Mudville, for Muse has not sold out – failing to leave scores of disappointed fans, who were not crying that they got buggered…

September 20, 2012

Ticket alert: Falcons offer guidance for purchasing

When you buy a ticket from one of those guys off the street, how do you know you have a good ticket? (ASIDE: I once paid some cash…

September 6, 2012

Eric Church Talks Touring, Ticket Scalping, And His Musical Influences

Eric Church is preparing to kick off the 45-date fall leg of his Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour on Sept. 13, with openers Justin Moore and Kip Moore.…

August 30, 2012

$100 for a Bogus Concert Ticket

My absolute favorite thing to do for fun is go to concerts and sporting events. I always get my tickets well in advance and purchase directly from the…

August 28, 2012

Woman caught in Justin Bieber ticket scam

A local mother went online to get her daughter tickets to the hottest show this fall in Kansas City but was ripped off by a scam artist. The…

August 23, 2012

Justin Bieber ticket scam reported

Police are warning about an apparent scam involving fake tickets being sold through Craigslist to the upcoming Justin Bieber concert. Three people claim to have been cheated after…

August 14, 2012

Ticket Broker Ticks off Bookers

Event-goers allege to Better Business Bureau that online ticket broker SongTicketing.com has misleading sales practices, excessive fees, inaccurate data and delivery issues. Multiple consumers believe they are purchasing tickets…

July 30, 2012

Ted DeDee: Don’t confuse scalper sites for Overture box office

A letter in last Sunday’s Wisconsin State Journal claimed Overture Center events are accessible only to the rich and cited ticket prices up to $400 each. What the…

July 27, 2012

Fans turned away after archery ticket scam

Hundreds of excited fans were turned away on arrival at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Friday after buying fake Olympic archery tickets. The event, a qualifying round rather than…

July 12, 2012

Bogus Tickets: Scammers Target Olympics and Big Events to Make Cash

Whenever a popular band or sports team books an event, you can bet, scammers are close behind. “Every big show we have this happen, we have multiple people…

July 9, 2012

Barclaycard Wireless Festival: Warning Over Fake Tickets

Hundreds of music fans have been turned away from a festival after finding their tickets were fakes. Live Nation, promoters of this weekend’s Barclaycard Wireless Festival, said many…