Jan 16 2009

China’s e-scalpers

Published by at 3:53 am under Uncategorized

With the Chinese New Year fast approaching, it is time once again for train ticket scalpers to hit the internet.  With thousands of people trying to make their way home for the week-long holiday, train tickets are at a premium and it is a lucrative market for scalpers.

China has launched operation “Blue Shield” to crackdown on the trade:

Police launched the “Blue Shield” campaign against scalpers on December 15, and to date had arrested more than 2,300 people and recovered 78,000 scalped train tickets, including 60,000 fake tickets, with a face value of 2.46 million yuan (US$360,000).

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