Like Other Major Events, Grammys Cracking Down on Ticket Scalping

January 30, 2015 8:30 PM

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It's a feud that's gone on for decades - the constant battle between primary sellers and scalpers looking to provide the best possible ticket deals for consumers. Mending walls will probably never be built, and the increasing stronghold secondary market resellers have on ticket inventory has now begun to bleed into more exclusive events, much to the chagrin of organizers and marketeers. The Grammy Awards, for instance, is the latest program that's been threatened with a budding ticket resale market, but this year's ceremony has cracked down on scalping with a barrage of lawsuits against resellers.

Enter Craig Banaszewski, the CEO and founder of VIP Concierge, a ticketing company that targets big-name events throughout the U.S. and allows common folk to walk amongst celebrities for a fee. Banaszewski has been the focal point of the Grammy's lawsuits after he was caught reselling fraudulent tic...

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