Controversial secondary ticketing firm Viagogo is under pressure again, this time in Italy, where the Italian communications regulator AGCOM has fined the company €23.6m – around $25m. The fine is the result of an investigation into inflated concert ticket prices on Viagogo, with 131 events from artists including Sting, Måneskin, Green Day, Dua Lipa and Andrea Bocelli among those looked at. Anti-touting organisation FEAT has welcomed the news. "This is a substantial fine for Viagogo, and a clear requirement to remove illegal listings within seven days. What is especially encouraging is the extensive investigation carried out by Italy’s financial crime enforcement agency working closely with the Italian regulator AGCOM," said FEAT director Sam Shemtob. It's high time Viagogo was put under scrutiny – with rising inflation, ticket prices are reaching truly unaffordable levels for most. We love the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, but £140 for a seated ticket at their London Stadium show last weekend? Think about that being sold on Viagogo. Actually, maybe let's not think about it... Via CMU
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