Today in New Jersey, the notorious ticket scalpers –known at the Wiseguys – were sentenced as felons in US Federal court. On behalf of fans everywhere, Ticketmaster would like to thank law enforcement and the prosecuting attorneys for their efforts in bringing these criminals to justice. (See the press release from the US District Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.)
We will continue to work with law enforcement and all others to make sure that illegal scalpers are shut down and brought to justice. We call on others in the industry to stand with us in this fight. Some companies, particularly ticket reseller sites, are shying away from this fight because illegal scalping is good for their business. Well guess what? We’re in the ticket reselling business too. But we believe in resale done right, which means fans ALWAYS come first. You can be confident that artists, teams, venues, and promoters – all the people who are involved in creating the events you love – are behind us and join us in supporting you in this fight. And together we won’t ever stop fighting to protect your right to get fair access to tickets. Today is only the beginning.