UPDATE 18/4: Viagogo’s Head of Business Development, Cris Miller, has since issued a statement responding to the ACCC’s ruling. Read the full statement below

After years of complaints, the Australian Federal Court has ruled that controversial secondary ticket reseller Viagogo misled consumers in the past.

For many years, ticket reseller Viagogo has managed to make a name for itself as one of the most unpopular services in the country.

In fact, artists such as The Rubens and Gang Of Youths have also thrown their support behind an anti-Viagogo campaign, with the former noting the company “exist(s) to rip you off, take your hard earned cash, and let scalpers take advantage of all aspects of a show they have nothing to do with.”

Likewise, Gang Of Youths took to Instagram in November to ask fans to share their stories of being ripped off by the resale site.

“As many of you have encountered, Viagogo has become one of the most disgraceful and disruptive scams our live industry has faced in recent years,” the band began. “Viagogo impacts promoters, managers, venues, ticket agencies and most importantly artists and their fans.”

“A number of different bodies over the past 12 months have been talking to both State and Federal Government regarding this issue. There is an opportunity to help eradicate this business from Australia.”