|05-17-2002, 12:29 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: London, UK
Local Time: 01:22 AM
I found this article in Sky News about U2 concert scam....
I found an article on Sky News today about a U2 concert scam.....here it is...
Hmmmm, I dont recall anything like this before. I wonder if this kind of thing had happened to U2 fans before?
|05-17-2002, 01:13 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: melbourne, terra australis
Local Time: 12:22 PM
That is outrageous. I hope they are jailed. 17 quid for insurance? what a scam.__________________
|05-17-2002, 11:33 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: the summer night
Local Time: 08:22 PM
Hooray for me! I was coming here to post this story but I read the page first and found it already had a thread, good for me!
U2 FURY OVER TICKET SCAM
May 17, 2002
U2 fans hoping to see their heroes play in Europe have been stung by a
simple ticketing scam.
Tickets for a show at the Amsterdam Arena this summer were advertised and
sold through website LatestEvents.com, part of a London firm called Total
Entertainment Ltd. The £199 fee included tickets, travel and accommodation.
However, U2 were never booked to play the Amsterdam Arena. After announcing
the "cancellation" of the gig, Total Entertainment subtracted £17.50 from
each package sold for their "insurance fee."
The scam has enraged U2. John Giddings, the band's global tour manager, said
he feels severe action should be taken against those responsible.
"These unscrupulous people were taking deposits for a tour that didn't
exist," he told The Daily Mirror. "One had been considered - no more than
that. These people made the rest up. I think they should be jailed."
Kevin Brown, a co-director of the company responsible, claimed they hadn't
swindled fans. "We don't do that. We've been around for a very long time. We
only sell confirmed tickets."
He went on to insist that U2 had been confirmed for the venue, despite
assurance from U2 management and the venue itself that the opposite was
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