FBI Targets New Jersey Ticket Scalpers

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Garden State and the FBI have joined forces to open a $5 million anti-Internet-fraud crime lab to prosecute scalpers marking up prices more than 50 percent higher than the original ticket value.

Ticketmaster sold out all seats for Bruce Springsteen’s May 19 show in East Rutherford within minutes of the on-sale time on April 9th. Only two days after the on-sale date, passes were already showing up on websites, such as Ticketsnow.com, for nearly $3,000 per stub.

Scalpers using highly sophisticated software are buying huge quantities of tickets before the public even gets a chance to purchase any. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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