When you think of automatic bots, it may be that the first thing that springs to mind is the annoyance of getting up early and waiting in anticipation for concert tickets to go on sale for your favorite band — only to have them all slurped up within seconds.
It’s a well-known practice. Set up a bot to purchase a coveted item or service and then sell them on the market with a steep mark-up. Generate profit, move on to the next in-demand product.
Reselling online is big business, and when individuals lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some turned to bot operations to make ends meet.