TICKET SHARKS: 250 000 names sold on the black market

Personal information about the Head of the National Bank, Svein Gjedrem, skiing star Anja Pärson, and former PM Ingvar Carlsson was sold to black market ticket sharks.

ON THE BLACK MARKET: Without his knowledge, personal information on Svein Gjedrem, the Head of the Norwegian National Bank was sold on the black market. Names like his and 250 000 others are worth millions on the black ticket market. Photo: John T. Pedersen /Dagbladet
ON THE BLACK MARKET: Without his knowledge, personal information on Svein Gjedrem, the Head of the Norwegian National Bank was sold on the black market. Names like his and 250 000 others are worth millions on the black ticket market. Photo: John T. Pedersen /Dagbladet Vis mer
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||| (Dagbladet): Dagbladet can reveal that confidential lists with personal data concerning at least 250 000 ticket holders has been sold on the black market — by a trusted employee in the FIFA system.

The lists Dagbladet is in possession of contain the full name, date of birth and passport number of the unknowing ticket buyers — as well as detailed information about which games they had tickets to, and where they were seated.

Last week Dagbladet broke the news that 60 000 names were leaked and sold.

Today the newspaper can reveal that the total number has increased to 350 000 entries in the lists. 250 000 of these with full names and sensitive identity-information.

Huge fees Officially FIFA and their associates do everything in their power to stop the black market traders. FIFA have several times tried black market ticket companies in court.

But Dagbladet can reveal that unfaithful servants in the FIFA system are in fact among those who make it possible for the black market sharks to sell several millions worth of WC tickets.

With the information they get from the lists, black market ticket sharks can get in touch with ticket holders and offer to buy their tickets — before they sell the very same tickets for huge fees on the black markets.

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