Schumer proposes fines for cyber-scalpers

Posted at 6:42 PM, Aug 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 10:26:01-04

Senator Charles Schumer is pushing for a cyber-scalping crackdown.

Cyber-scalping has become an increasing a problem for anyone looking for an event ticket. Commonly, hackers use computer programmed bots to buy up huge amounts of tickets, and re-sell them to the public for more than two times their value.

Senator Schumer wants to propose fines for anyone caught using bots to buy tickets.