Opinion: Jeff Cook Arrest Reinforces Value of Dealing With Reputable Brokers
The recent arrest of Georgia ticket broker Jeff Cook – operator of All Sports Tickets – following his failure to fulfill a number of orders taken for the red-hot Georgia-Notre Dame game at the beginning of September has one very important takeaway: Know who you are buying from. Yes,... Read more
Ticket Confusion Causes Chaos at London Foo Fighters Show
  Thousands of UK fans sold out a one-off London gig from the Foo Fighters at South London’s O2 Arena last night, with many willing to pay hundreds of pounds, take days off of work, and travel many miles to see the American rock band perform. Imagine the disappointment... Read more
Ticketmaster “Verified” Tickets Anything But; Better Know a Board Member
It turns out, one CAN get Ticketmaster to crack open its wallet and issue a refund after a bad customer service experience. You just have to know a few board members personally is all. Paula Liang works in the world of charitable giving in Florida, and as part of... Read more
Craig Carton Resigns from WFAN Following Arrest
Earlier this month, news broke that New York sports-talk radio host Craig Carton had been arrested after allegedly running a Ponzi scheme of sorts involving a fraudulent ticket broker business in order to pay off gambling debts. Now, one week after his arrest, Carton has resigned from his position... Read more
“Bot” Scare Causes Ticketing Shift for Portland Evanescence Show
Concerns about unusual purchasing activity related to ticket bots caused the venue of an upcoming Evanescence show to take an unusual step: All orders outside a radius of 90 miles from the venue were switched to local pickup-only AFTER they were sent out. Stephanie Viegas Dias, Director of Ticket... Read more
Opinion: Carton’s Scheme a Symptom of Ticketing’s Transparency Problem
by Dave Wakeman, Special to Ticket News Last week news broke that morning radio host Craig Carton was arrested for a Ponzi Scheme involving tickets and resale of tickets on the secondary market. While surprising coming on the heels of so many other negative ticket related stories of late like: Bruce... Read more
Gambling Debts Drove “Boomer & Carton” Co-Host to Alleged Fraud
Extensive gambling debts drove WFAN sports talk radio personality Craig Carton – half of the popular “Boomer & Carton” program with former NFL QB Boomer Esiason – into a ticketing Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of millions, according to multiple reports. Deadspin, citing documents filed by the Securities and... Read more
Opinion: Holdbacks Should Set Springsteen-Scheniderman Showdown
Fans are frothing at the mouth for a shot to catch Bruce Springsteen in his recently announced fall residency on Broadway. The Walter Kerr Theatre, with its sub-1,000 capacity, is a remarkably intimate venue where the legendary rocker will perform songs, interact with the crowd, and read from his... Read more
After Blaming Scalpers for Scarcity, Promotor Releases Hundreds of Last-Minute Garth Brooks Tickets
Almost exactly a month ago, headlines in San Luis Obispo, California blamed scalping for the paucity of tickets available for Garth Brooks’ show at the Mid-State Fair. Wednesday, the same newspaper published a story detailing how hundreds of tickets are now available for the show, having been released by... Read more
Once Again, Media Blames Brokers While Evidence Points to Local Fans
In a headline that has been written with a thousand variations after a thousand different events went on sale, The Tribune of San Luis Obispo, California, published an editorial on Wednesday evening titled “Garth fans: Is the Mid-State Fair doing enough to discourage scalping?” The existence of tickets on... Read more

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