Online Event Tickets Workshop

That's the ticket: An FTC workshop about online ticket sales

Constitution Center 400 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20024 | Directions & Nearby

Event Description

The workshop, first announced in October, was originally set to take place in March, but was rescheduled due to the extended government shutdown. It was live tweeted using the hashtag #FTCticket.

The workshop explored consumer protection issues in the online ticket marketplace for events, such as concerts and sporting events. Topics included practices that limit ticket availability on the primary market, mislead consumers about ticket prices or availability, and confuse consumers about the entity from which they are purchasing.

Event Details

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