Sep 29, 2016
By Michael Kramer
And an Ontario government backbencher is trying to outlaw the practice.
Fans have their credit cards ready so they can make the purchase the moment tickets go on sale – but often find themselves shut out – even though they constantly refresh the website.
Kiwala says re-sellers are using security bypass software, or “scalper bots,” to override the number of tickets that can be bought in one transaction – and then offering them online for resale – at exorbitant prices.
Her private member’s bill would also require that the original face value of a ticket be disclosed when it is resold.
Attorney General Yasir Naqvi recommended that Liberals support the legislation on second reading – which suggests the bill has a better chance than most of becoming law.