Over 100 people fell victim to ticket scams from Jan to May
At least 133 people have fallen victim to e-commerce scams involving the sale of concert and event tickets in the first five months of the year, the police said.
The police revealed this figure yesterday in a fresh advisory against such scams, ahead of several events and concerts planned in the next few months.
It said that in the cases reported from January to May, the victims either did not receive their tickets or got invalid tickets after paying.
The advisory comes as Singapore gets ready for its 54th National Day Parade on Aug 9, followed by the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2019 from Sept 20 to Sept 22.
Popular international acts such as Westlife, Shawn Mendes, U2 and Backstreet Boys are also due to play here this year.
In the advisory, the police reminded members of the public to take crime prevention measures to avoid being scammed while purchasing tickets for these events.
There could also be the possibility that the tickets may not be valid for entry as they were duplicated. It is advisable to buy them only from authorised sellers.
Anyone who has information related to such scams can call the police hotline on 1800-255-0000, or submit it online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.
For any advice on scams, call the anti-scam helpline on 1800-722-6688 or visit www.scamalert.sg.