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StubHub and Viagogo offices raided in ticket touting investigation

Competition and Markets Authority officials seize data relating to schemes that allegedly benefit industrial-scale touts

Investigators have raided the offices of ticket resale companies StubHub and Viagogo as part of a probe into suspected breaches of consumer law in the “secondary ticketing” industry, the Guardian has learned.

Officials from the Competition and Markets Authority seized information about the companies’ relationship with prominent ticket touts, who harvest tickets for in-demand events and sell them via the two sites.

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