10 Aug '18, 3am

Police warn public about concert ticket scams; 120 cases reported in 2017

Police warn public about concert ticket scams; 120 cases reported in 2017

SINGAPORE - Ahead of several concerts that will take place in the second half of 2018, including those by popular South Korean bands Winner and iKON, the police have issued an advisory to fans planning to buy tickets. There were at least 120 reports of online purchase scams that specifically involved concert tickets in 2017, they added. Some victims received fake or invalid tickets while others did not receive any tickets at all. On Friday (Aug 10), The New Paper reported that a scammer had cheated several fans of homegrown Mandopop singer JJ Lin out of at least $2,000 in total. The victims had thought they were buying category one tickets for the singer's sold-out concert but received empty envelopes or blank sheets of paper instead. The seller had approached the victims over Facebook, offering to sell them the tickets at low prices, and collected money through the PayNow...

Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/police-warn-public...

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