Now for the scalpers' next target: Lady Gaga shows

Lady Gaga fans who attended the recent Hong Kong Sevens are bound to see a few familiar faces at the pop diva's four gigs in the city next month - and that'll be the ticket touts outside the venue.

Sunday, 1 April, 2012, 12:00am

We will see swift return of corruption if legislation curbing touts is scrapped

David M. Webb suggests that the legislation against the scalping of tickets should be rescinded ('Scalping already prohibited by law, but that provision should be abolished', March 16).

Regrettably he needs a lesson in Hong Kong's history about previously widespread corruption.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Offence should not be taken as market forces scalpers into action

PICTURE YOURSELF AT a game of poker. You hold two sixes and the nervous Nellie across from you, who was uncertain about playing for more than pennies and who has already folded several obviously decent hands, hesitantly pushes five chips to the centre of the table. Your way lies clear.

7 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Police aware of ticket scalpers

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Curb these brazen touts' (South China Morning Post, February 28), about ticket scalping at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal.

9 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Curb these brazen touts

The report in the South China Morning Post on February 9 on ticket scalpers (selling Hong Kong-Macau ferry tickets at the Shun Tak Centre), highlights the sorry state of affairs of law enforcement in Hong Kong, especially when the divisional commander of Waterfront Police is quoted as saying he did not consider this a serious crime.

28 Feb 2000 - 12:00am