If you have tried to purchase tickets on the internet for a concert featuring your favorite artist and you missed out on your chance to purchase those tickets due to an extremely fast sell-out, chances are you have fallen victim to scalper bots.
A scalper bot is a computer program that is used by scalpers to purchase tickets faster than any human who is trying to do the same. If you want to buy tickets to an event that is sold out and you look them up on secondary ticketing sites like StubHub, you will see those very same tickets being marked up 100-500% of the original price. This is simply not fair to consumers and Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Marsha Blackburn have drafted the Better On-line Ticket Sales Act to put a stop to these scalper bots.
It’s estimated that 60% of tickets are purchased by bots -- a computer program that ticket scalpers use to buy tickets faster than actual humans can. Scalpers then sell those tickets online for ridiculous prices.
Please support The Better Online Ticket Sales Act, legislation that would prohibit the use of bots and make selling any ticket knowingly purchased by a bot punishable with a fine of $1,000 per ticket.
To read more about the proposed Better On-line Ticket Sales Act click here.