Touts selling Manchester benefit concert tickets for hundreds online
Ticket touts online are re-selling tickets for the Manchester victims' benefit concert for hundreds of pounds.
The tickets for a star-studded concert in Manchester to raise money for those affected by last week's terror attack sold out in minutes earlier today at a price of £40.
Now sellers are already attempting to cash in on the buzz around the concert by advertising tickets on eBay for multiples of the original selling price.
People reselling #OneLoveManchester tix @ 10x the price should be arrested 4 stealing Charity money! We knew it would happen just hoped not!
— SLL (@SLippyLippy) June 1, 2017
how horrible & heartless are people selling tickets for over 10x the price 😤😤 #OneLoveManchester
— r 🌸 (@robynjessicaaaa) June 1, 2017
Truly disgusting to see people selling their #OneLoveManchester tickets at a higher price. They should be ashamed of themselves.
— Eloise Hulyer (@EHulyer) June 1, 2017
However, many big sites have said that they will be clamping down on anyone trying to resell the tickets for inflated prices.
"We don’t allow the sale of any type of ticket on eBay so these will be removed automatically," an eBay spokesperson told Metro.
"All tickets for this event will most certainly be removed by the team who are doing manual sweeps to pick up any that slip through.
"We also aren’t allowing the sale of ANY item which profits in any way from the tragedy in Manchester. All of these items are being removed if they appear."
The concert takes place this Sunday in Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.
The line-up so far includes Ariana Grande, Little Mix, Take That, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, Niall Horan, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.