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IEBA | Fraudsters Strike As V Pulls 160,000
Graham Burns, chairman of the Association of Secondary Ticket Agencies, said fans had clearly been victims of a "rip-off" and the fallout has been "quite spectacular."
Graham Burns, of the ...
Graham Burns, of the Association of Secondary Ticket Agencies (Asta), said it was a "rip-off". Islington Council's
Trading Standards team is investigating the company.
...Between 400-800 people were estimated to have been locked out of the events, according to Asta chairman Mr Burns.
"They've taken this opportunity to fleece the general public and the fallout has been quite spectacular," he
Fans who paid for tickets with credit cards or Visa debit cards should contact their card issuers for refunds, Mr Burns
Agencies that belong to Asta
are reliable, he
said - but SOS had not signed up to the organisation. The secondary sector is becoming more reputable, with Asta putting in place a code of practice and code of ethics for its members, he added.
In a further twist to the ...
In a further twist to the story, the Press Association quotes Graham Burns, chairman of the Association Of Secondary Ticket Agencies as saying: "We alerted the authorities to this [website] some months ago, because the prices they were offering for tickets were simply not achievable.
"They were offering a weekend's camping at these festivals for Â£200, and that is not a realistic figure." Burns
was now concerned that up to 2,000 other people - including those who purchased tickets for this weekend's Reading And Leeds Festivals - may be also be affected by the alleged scam.
Graham Burns, spokesman for ...
Graham Burns, spokesman for the Association of Secondary Ticket Agencies, said: 'I am afraid they have been victims of a rip-off.
Chairman of the Association of ...
Chairman of the Association of Secondary Ticket Agents Mr. Graham Burns aired his views on how the Government should take action.
Commenting on the need for a kitemark scheme he said: "no thinking person would purchase airline or Hotel reservations without first determining that the Travel Agent is a member of a Bone Fide Trade Association" - why is it we wonder that the government has not made Trade Body membership compulsory?
Commenting on this years Festivals, Burns
went on to say: "the majority of Festival goers are by far, Students and in most cases they do not have a Credit Card so their purchase is made using a Debit Card.