Hunting the Ticket Touts - a GPG Investigation

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I looked the other day and it was saying membership soldout?
 

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I looked the other day and it was saying membership soldout?
....WHAT!!?....the profiteering has ended....and profiteers are now usurping the profiteers....outrageous....sort it out BFC :judge:
 

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....WHAT!!?....the profiteering has ended....and profiteers are now usurping the profiteers....outrageous....sort it out BFC :judge:
Relax - that was memberships with physical cards, digital memberships are still for sale
 

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What follows is the real-time taking down of a ticket tout. Be ready to be amazed at the skills of these Master Criminals. Or not.

[9:39 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Hello you alright lad
[9:39 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Is this Devo?
[9:39 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: No I’m the one with the ticket
[9:39 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: So where is it pls, and what do you want for it?
[9:40 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: I’ve got it on me
[9:40 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Preferably £150 because it’s really good seats and I got the last one in the box office
[9:40 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Where is it?
[9:41 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: E114 row 8
[9:41 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Is that hospitality or GA?
[9:41 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Seat 366
[9:41 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: OK mate
[9:41 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: GA
[9:49 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Do you like the seats?
[9:49 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: What others do you have - and this is a seat, not "seats" - correct?
[9:50 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: I have one but my friend is willing to sell his aswell
[9:50 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: His seat is 367
[9:51 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: same block/row?
[9:51 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Yes sir
[9:52 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Any in other stands?
[9:52 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: No unfortunately
[10:00 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Would you not like to buy it anymore
[10:00 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: How did you get the ticket? Amazing stuff
[10:00 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Pretty cheap tbh
[10:00 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: But if you want both of them
[10:01 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: We can do about 220 so it’s like 110 each
[10:01 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: How did you get them though? Did you buy membership and get them like that?
[10:01 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Yeah
[10:01 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Do you get tickets for other games too?
[10:01 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Yes
[10:01 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: at brentford?
[10:02 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: If you want I can get any game you ask and I can sell it for you
[10:02 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Wow. nice work. I wish I had thought of that. Did you make money for the Arsenal and Liverpool games?
[10:02 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: I’m a Liverpool fan so I went myself but Arsenal yes
[10:03 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: OK. If you can find tickets in the South or West Stand then I would be very interested. Any price. But need to know seat/row etc
[10:06 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Ah alright
[10:07 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: How about these east stand ones
[10:07 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Right next to the away fans to be fair
[10:07 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Yeah possibly, in fact probably. Hold them for me. But I need more. We are ManU fans (sorry!) looking for a way in
[10:07 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: If you want me to be honest
[10:08 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: They don’t check the ticket and they ask if your away
[10:08 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: It’s quite easy to sneak in
[10:08 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Yeah I want to be in the home end and cause chaos with them. You know what i mean 💪💪😇
[10:09 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Oh yes absolutely
[10:09 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Do you have access to other tickets?
[10:09 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Nah they’re all sold out completely
[10:09 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: There was only 2 left over in the box office and me and my grind bought
[10:10 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: If you would like 140 for one or 220 for 2
[10:10 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: You bought them from the box office - or online?
[10:10 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Box office
[10:10 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: So you live local? Even though you support Liverpool?
[10:10 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: But i can send uou a virtual copy to print out
[10:10 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: OK send me - I will take a look
View attachment 28394
[10:12 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: and the other one?
View attachment 28393
[10:15 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: So what do uou think
[10:15 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: 220 for both of them good?
[10:16 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: I think you are a ****
[10:16 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: ?
[10:16 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: How
[10:17 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Do you think they are fake or what
[10:17 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Because I can prove they are real if you want
[10:19 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: How can you prove they are real?
[10:19 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: I can write your number on a piece of paper
[10:19 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: And put it over it
[10:19 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: OK
View attachment 28392
[10:25 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Sorry, how does that prove anything?
[10:26 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: That proves that I got the tickets on me
[10:26 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: How?
[10:26 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: That’s your number below the 2 tickets I got
[10:26 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: How can I prove to you that I got the tickets
[10:26 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Yeah but I can photoshop too.
[10:26 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Show me the whole ticket - with name on
[10:27 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Do you think I’m a joke man
[10:27 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: 😂😂😂
[10:27 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: To show my name
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[10:28 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: I am desperate to go and willpay £250 each. But don't want fake tickets. So I am not being unreasonable
[10:28 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: and I will need yourname to send bank transfer anyway
[10:29 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Not really
[10:29 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Just want to know you you are genuine mate
[10:29 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Because you just need my sort code and account number
[10:29 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: and name. You need that these days to send money
View attachment 28390
[10:29 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: There
[10:30 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: It shows the first name on each ticket
[10:30 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Where?
[10:30 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Right there
[10:30 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Abdullah and Reece
[10:30 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Below please
[10:31 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: It's not very clear
View attachment 28389
[10:32 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: There
[10:32 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Now it’s clearer
[10:32 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Look are you serious about this or not be honest
[10:32 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Because I’ve got 1 or 2 more people lined up willing to pay 140 each
[10:33 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: I will pay 250 each
[10:33 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Nah don’t waste your money lad
[10:34 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: 260 for both
[10:34 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Or 240 if you want
[10:35 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Do you want to transfer the money or what how are we doing this
[10:36 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Can you hold them for me until tomorrow. I am certain we will have them but just need to check with my wife
[10:36 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Alright
[10:37 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: What time tomorrow because there’s a time where I will have to move on
[10:37 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: 1:00 pm tomorrow at the latest if that ok with you
[10:37 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Sure
[10:37 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: 240 for both tickets yeah
[10:37 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: My mate Rhys** will call you // [**Rhys is the Ticket Office Manager :cool: ]
[10:41 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Sure thing
[10:44 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: If your actually serious about this and want any future game let me know which game and I can get them for you
[10:44 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Same seats or ones in the south stand?
[10:47 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: You wanted south or west right?
[10:49 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Yes!
[10:49 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Do you have access to them?
[10:49 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Yep
[10:50 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Tell me more
[10:51 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: What would you like to know
[10:51 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: What seats!
[10:51 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Whichever you’d like
[10:51 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: You let me know and I’ll try get it for you
[10:52 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Anywhere in the Dugout would be great. I want to f*** these Brentford fans
[10:52 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: In the dugout is quite expensive
[10:52 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: You willing to pay extra?
[10:52 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: That's fine. Yes. Willing to pay anything
[10:52 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Sweet!
[10:53 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: After you transfer the 240 tomorrow
[10:53 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: I’ll start getting the dugouts for you
[10:53 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Just you let me know what game you want
[10:53 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Well dugout would be better. Man Utd wouldbe sweet
[10:53 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Ah for utd these are the only ones I got
[10:53 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: But it close to away fans
[10:54 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: So that’s good for you
[10:54 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: OK. What games can you get dugout for? I assume you don't know as you get them via your membership?
[10:54 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Yeah but usually it’s only the home games
[10:54 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: OK
[10:54 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: That alright?
[10:55 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Rhys will call you tomorrow re MUFC match. Then we can talk about other games
[10:55 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Can i just ask how old you are
[10:55 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Yeah sure that’s fine
[11:12 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Sorry mate but just to help you out on how it works
[11:12 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Once I receive the payment
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[11:12 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: I’ll send you the tickets like this
[11:12 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: And if you what I can change the name to put yours on it
[11:12 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: No QR code!
[11:12 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: I just covered it
[11:12 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Don’t worry
[11:13 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: You can see the little faint white dots are
[11:13 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Top right and bottom left
[11:13 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Can't see

View attachment 28387
[11:14 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: That;s better
[11:15 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Yeah so when I get the money in my account I’ll send you both tickets
[11:15 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Fair enough?
[11:15 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Yeah
[11:15 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: As I said Rhys will call you tomorrow
[11:15 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Yeah that’s fine
[11:16 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Would you like me to put your name on the ticket
[11:16 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Instead of mine

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After I tweeted out the deets of the tickets I got a call from Abdullah wanting to rape my mother. Bless.

Then immediately afterwards I got a call from the "Brentford Ticket Office" telling me that everything was ok and that these kids were authorised selling agents.

Now waiting for the sh*t to arrive via post as is the traditional "grasses" pleasure. 😅

[9:39 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: Hello you alright lad
[9:39 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: Is this Devo?
[9:39 pm, 08/11/2021] Bad Man: No I’m the one with the ticket
[9:39 pm, 08/11/2021] Banana: So where is it pls, and what do you want for it?

I'm guessing you're not in to small talk in real life?
 

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It’s business. I’m not going out with him!
And how long have you and yours significant other been an item? A little bit of polite, borderline cheeky but charming chat to ease yourself in and you and Bad lad could have been so different 😀😀😀
 

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Hold on a minute has anyone seen Nana and Natalie Sawyers in the same room at the same time.... :unsure:

This is some Clark Kent/Superman levels of catching the Bad Guys now.......

oh. Ffs ! I draw the line at fancying banana!
Sort of
 
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Bad Man Abdullah just called me. He's very upset that his Brentford Membership has been cancelled and now can't afford to feed his kids. Ummm.
 

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Bad Man Abdullah just called me. He's very upset that his Brentford Membership has been cancelled and now can't afford to feed his kids. Ummm.
I don't suppose he mentioned whether he managed to bag any Spurs away tickets before his membership got cancelled did he?
 
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I don't suppose he mentioned whether he managed to bag any Spurs away tickets before his membership got cancelled did he?
Didn't get to members. STHers only.
 

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Bad Man Abdullah just called me. He's very upset that his Brentford Membership has been cancelled and now can't afford to feed his kids. Ummm.
Wasn't it on "Children In Need"? Starving families whose ticket tout fathers have been cruelly robbed of the chance to use their scalping skills. Perhaps we should organise a charity event?, sponsored singing of Hey Jude for 24 hours or something.
 

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Bad Man Abdullah just called me. He's very upset that his Brentford Membership has been cancelled and now can't afford to feed his kids. Ummm.

Lol cos that’s the only way to make money in London, oh wait there’s actual work one could do too, so tell him to do one…of those legitimate jobs
 

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Unlikely that it will.
And so it goes on. I put my daughters adjacent North Stand season ticket for today's Everton game on the ticket exchange last week and was notified Thursday that it was sold. The person occupying the seat turned out to be a Leeds fan 'down south' for the weekend having been to the Brighton v Leeds game yesterday and interested in seeing the new ground. It was obtained it through an agency for £120 (for what turned out to be the equivalent of a mid table League 1 match and hardly worth the approx £30 face value!) Another 'member' playing the system for financial gain. Details to be shared with the ticket office
 

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I suppose if it’s a Premium seat it’s technically allowed?
 
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And so it goes on. I put my daughters adjacent North Stand season ticket for today's Everton game on the ticket exchange last week and was notified Thursday that it was sold. The person occupying the seat turned out to be a Leeds fan 'down south' for the weekend having been to the Brighton v Leeds game yesterday and interested in seeing the new ground. It was obtained it through an agency for £120 (for what turned out to be the equivalent of a mid table League 1 match and hardly worth the approx £30 face value!) Another 'member' playing the system for financial gain. Details to be shared with the ticket office
PM me seat details please.
 

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And so it goes on. I put my daughters adjacent North Stand season ticket for today's Everton game on the ticket exchange last week and was notified Thursday that it was sold. The person occupying the seat turned out to be a Leeds fan 'down south' for the weekend having been to the Brighton v Leeds game yesterday and interested in seeing the new ground. It was obtained it through an agency for £120 (for what turned out to be the equivalent of a mid table League 1 match and hardly worth the approx £30 face value!) Another 'member' playing the system for financial gain. Details to be shared with the ticket office
F**in credible
 

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Need to look at something like what Spurs do. No physical ticket for transferred tickets. Can only be sent to someone else with a club account and goes into a apple or Google wallet. Not perfect but more of a pain to exploit
 

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Had two Everton fella's a couple of seats from me ( south stand ) again well behaved in fact didn't speak a word to each other all game, i counted all together 15 empty seats in my row and the row in front
 

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Any friends of mine want a Chelsea ticket but must bee a bees fan be quick though
 

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Everton ST holder next to us today. Told us on the way out :mad:

Well behaved but FFS!!
I'm in Spurs end tomorrow!! Apologies, but my best man has two ST at Spurs and I'm using it tomorrow.
 
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I'm in Spurs end tomorrow!! Apologies, but my best man has two ST at Spurs and I'm using it tomorrow.
how you planning on getting back to Blighty mate ?
 
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