By Jean-Francois Munster
ABuying a ticket for the concert of your favorite group can be a frustrating exercise when you are in front of your computer when the sale opens and after several failed attempts, you realize that all the seats have been sold in just a few minutes. This is often the work of “scalpers”, people – or robots – who buy tickets in bulk and immediately put them back up for sale on specialized platforms at prices sometimes three or five times higher. Desperate fans who turn to these platforms pay more, but also risk buying fake tickets and being denied access to the venue on D-Day.
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