Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Viagogo publishes top 10 'scammed' UK shows

A new report from secondary ticketing website Viagogo, titled Scam Nation 2013, says that up to 4.7 million people paid for non-existent tickets last year, of which about a quarter probably never got their money back with fraudsters pocketing £50 million. The new report, based on a survey of 2000 consumers and some estimates about average ticket prices, echoes that issued by the London Metropolitan Police in February which also raised concerns about the growth in ticket fraud in the internet age who p/ut the loss to consumers at £40 million. Of the 4.7 million tickets fraudulently sold in 2012, Viagogo says music events accounted for the highest number, followed by comedy, theatre, football and rugby in that order. The report also reckons in the region of 240,000 fake tickets for Olympic events were sold. 

The top 10 scammed events were:
1. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto Tour
2. Rolling Stones - 50th Anniversary Tour
3. One Direction - Take Me Home Tour
4. V Festival 2012
5. Jay Z and Kanye West - Watch The Throne Tour
6. Bruce Springsteen UK Tour
7. Stone Roses - Reunion Tour
8. Madonna - MDNA Tour
9. Michael McIntyre - Showtime! Tour
10. One Man Two Guvnors

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