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State Penalizes Ticket Brokers Illegally Using “Bots”

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Wednesday morning announced settlements with six ticket brokers that, collectively, illegally resold hundreds of thousands of tickets in New York State since 2011.

Schneiderman says the brokers used resale platforms like StubHub and Vivid Seats.

He said the brokers obtained the tickets illegally, using bots, then resold them at a large profit. Tickets for shows included Beyonce and One Direction.

Schneiderman says they’ll pay $2,760,000 in penalties.

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