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Scarlet Mist returns

By | Published on Monday 22 June 2015

Scarlet Mist

Ethical ticket exchange Scarlet Mist is back after a new team was formed to run the site, which has an anti-touting philosophy and sets out to enable people who bought a ticket to a show with a genuine intent to attend to sell it on if and when they can no longer make it.

Scarlet Mist was originally launched in 2003, and offered an alternative for people looking to sell on tickets at face value as the world of online touting boomed. It shut in 2011 after fraudsters had used the site to scam ticket buyers, but returned for a time in 2014 until further problems with scammers persuaded founder Richard Marks to put it all on hold again last December.

Three other people have now come forward to help Marks get the service back online, including business consultant Peter Main, web developer Mark Vick and engineer Niall Barclay. The website is now live again just as the summer festival season really swings into action, with plans to overhaul the platform later in the year.

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