Do not fall for online concert ticketing scams and take precautions when buying: Police

Members of the public are advised to purchase tickets only from authorised sellers, and to take note of the terms and conditions of the sale.
Members of the public are advised to purchase tickets only from authorised sellers, and to take note of the terms and conditions of the sale. PHOTO: ST FILE

With several concerts coming up in the second half of this year, the police on Tuesday (July 4) issued an advisory on purchasing tickets online.

The police said that there have been numerous reports in the past two years of online purchase scams involving concert tickets. Victims were purportedly cheated by online sellers who pretended to be re-selling the tickets.

"The victims did not receive the tickets as the online sellers could not be contacted after payments were made,"the police said.

Members of the public are advised to purchase tickets only from authorised sellers, and to take note of the terms and conditions of the sale.

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"If advanced payments are required, use shopping platforms that provide arrangements to only release your payment to the seller upon your receipt of the item," the police added.

 
 

Another security measure is to physically meet the seller to verify the authenticity of the tickets before paying, since the other party is a stranger.

The public may call the anti-scam helpline at 1800-722-6688 for more scam-related advice, or visit www.scamalert.sg.