Paradise Papers Unmasks Bot Scalper Operating in Quebec

News comes after Stubhub and Viagogo offices raided in the UK

An investigation by CBC/Radio-Canada and the Toronto Star, based in part on documents found in the Paradise Papers, has exposed Julien Lavallée’s multimillion-dollar ticket resale operation that allegedly used bots to buy up tickets and resell them at huge markups. For three Adele concerts in the UK, his business bought up 310 tickets in 25 minutesusing 15 different names in 12 locations (going way past the four-ticket-per customer limit).

The leak of tax haven records known as the Paradise Papers reveals Lavallée had approximately $7.9 million in sales in 2014, allegedly making him one of StubHub’s biggest global sellers.

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The article also alleges that StubHub maintains a password-protected site for fans that sell more than $50,000 worth of tickets with “special rates for those who hit sales of $250,000, $500,000 and up

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