Officials demand ticket resale sites ‘self-police’

There is a new effort to make sure residents don't get scammed by shady sellers on ticket resale websites. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters to StubHub, Vivid Seats, Ticketmaster and TicketNetwork, demanding they

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters to StubHub, Vivid Seats, Ticketmaster and TicketNetwork, demanding they "self-police." (5/3/16)

WOODBURY - There is a new effort to make sure residents don't get scammed by shady sellers on ticket resale websites.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters to StubHub, Vivid Seats, Ticketmaster and TicketNetwork, demanding they "self-police."

He wants the sites to make sure that ticket brokers show their reseller license number and include the face value of the ticket next to their asking price.

"New Yorkers deserve a fair shot at purchasing tickets to their favorite concerts and events and my office will continue to crack down on anyone who breaks our laws to prey on ordinary consumers," said Schneiderman.

There is no current limit in New York on how much someone can sell a ticket for.
     
Schneiderman is recommending state legislators re-institute a cap on resale.

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

DogAbility founder and director Sass Levine says the 1 Organization that trains therapy dogs struggles to find new home
The organization says the property and the buildings 2 Civic association fights for action at former psychiatric center
Rockville Centre Police have confirmed that they have 3 NYPD detective charged with public lewdness incidents on LI
Brookhaven Town tore down the Old Ridge Motel 4 Brookhaven Town demolishes Ridge Motel East
Nassau Police are investigating another Carvel robbery, this 5 Police: Carvel robbed at knifepoint in Westbury

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE