Well, this is a bummer.
Thousands of people are submitting fraudulent claims to get free tickets to Ariana Grande’s Sunday benefit for Manchester. Ticketmaster originally set aside 14,200 seats for original concert goers to attend for free, and sold an additional 35,000 tickets to raise money for the benefit.
Unfortunately, over 10,000 people who didn’t attend the original concert are trying to get into the benefit for free.
Ticketmaster said in a statement:
We have set aside tickets for the 14,200 people who were at the Ariana Grande concert to attend One Love Manchester for free. More than 25,000 people applied for them. Sadly, over 10,000 unscrupulous applications have been made.
At Ticketmaster we are doing everything we can – including extending today’s deadline – to ensure that tickets go to the actual fans and not the opportunists or touts who have also been applying for free tickets.
Additionally, the BBC is reporting that tickets are for sale on eBay for massively inflated prices. According to the Washington Post, eBay and Ticketmaster are trying to block ticket reselling, but that has slowed the process down for concert goers of the first concert, and causing some frustration.