It’s hard to think of Ticketmaster as anything other than a nefarious supervillain for concertgoers – they’re called “Ticketmaster,” a name that wouldn’t be out of place outside a cell door in Arkham Asylum. The trials and tribulations of the Ticketmaster user have been well-documented, with class action lawsuits dating back to 2003 for their exorbitant price-gouging and outlandish fees. Last month, the company finally settled a long-standing lawsuit for $400 million, which will affect about 50 million people.
Emails notifying customers, with the subject “Schlesinger v. Ticketmaster Class Action Settlement – Notice Regarding Discount and Ticket Codes,” claim the company is paying customers back by giving away tickets, but only to select events (no Hamilton, sorry). Check your account and click “Active Vouchers.” If you used the site between October 21, 1999 and February 27, 2013, chances are you have some free tickets to a show you probably don’t want to see, or can’t see — the list of eligible events is currently a dead link. Villainous Ticketmaster strikes again!