The ticket resale platform Viagogo has been found guilty of misconduct yet again - this time by the Italian government.
As reported in Dance Australia just a month ago, the organisation was found guilty by Australian authorities of misleading consumers into paying inflated prices for tickets. It was ordered to pay a fine of $7 million.
That amount is paltry, however, compared to the Italian fine: a hefty €23.5m (AUD $36 million). The penalty was decided by Agcom, Italy's equivalent of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
According to theticketingbusiness.com, the Italian investigation found that Viagogo had listed tickets for 131 events at inflated prices of almost six or seven times more than face-value. Events included performances from artists such as Sting, Green Day, Dua Lipa, Pearl Jam, Placebo, Cesare Cremonini, Paolo Conte and Andrea Bocelli.
Viagogo is appealing the decision.
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