New York attorney general probes Springsteen ticket listings

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Posted: Dec 09, 2015 7:47 AM
New York attorney general probes Springsteen ticket listings

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general is looking into whether "speculative" ticket listings for Bruce Springsteen's 2016 tour on ticket resale sites constitute deceptive advertising.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters Monday to StubHub, TicketNetwork and Vivid Seats asking about the practice of offering seats on secondary markets when the seller may not possess the tickets.

Tickets for Springsteen's tour don't go on sale until Friday. But hundreds of seats have already been listed for up to $5,000 or more on resale sites.

A TicketNetwork spokesman says the company has voluntarily taken down any ticket listings for the concerts until Friday. Vivid Seats says it has a goal of ensuring a positive ticket-buying experience.

StubHub says it's reviewing the letter but has no reason to believe there are "speculative tickets" on its site.