Over 10000 'false claims' made for free Manchester benefit concert tickets

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05 June, 2017

Thousands of heartless touts have tried to blag tickets to the One Love Manchester benefit concert which is being held to raise money for those affected by last week's terror attack.

"We're working hard to get tickets direct to fans".

"More than 25,000 people applied for [the 14,200 free tickets]", said Ticketmaster, in a statement.

Tickets have also since been circulating on the Internet via online shopping platforms such as eBay, where they are going for up to 200 British pounds ecah.

It has been announced that the artists joining American singer Ariana Grande on stage for a benefit concert in Manchester this weekend include Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, and Justin Bieber.

Twenty-two people died in the suicide bombing attack last month and wounded dozens more. We thank fans for their patience as we continue to process the registrations.

The concert tickets for One love Manchester did not have trouble selling.

More than 10,000 "opportunists or touts" falsely claimed they were at the scene of the Manchester attack in order to get free tickets for the upcoming benefit concert, according to Ticketmaster.

Tickets for the concert went on sale to the public on Thursday morning and sold out within six minutes.

Meanwhile, it was previously confirmed that all the survivors of the terrorist atrocity will be given free admission to the event, providing they can verify their initial booking with Ticketmaster.

All proceeds from ticket sales are meant to go to survivors of the blast and the victims families - but while the 14,200 people who were at the concert were promised free entry, thousands of fake applications were lodged with Ticketmaster.

But those websites are now making efforts to ensure that tickets are offered to the people who actually went to the original gig, rather than those who first purchased the tickets.


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