2 men arrested for Coldplay concert ticket scam

2 men arrested for Coldplay concert ticket scam
Chris Martin of Coldplay
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With their highly-anticipated concert scheduled to take place this weekend, it seems that Coldplay fans have turned to desperate measures to get last-minute tickets.

Unfortunately, some have fallen prey to online scams.

Some of these victims filed police reports on Mar 10 and 23, after they were allegedly cheated of their money via online marketplace mobile app Carousell.

On Monday (Mar 27), police arrested two men, aged 22 and 27, for their suspected involvement in the crime.

After coming across a Carousell listing that showed the tickets being sold at a discounted price, these victims contacted the seller and were told to make their payment by transferring the amount to the seller's bank account.

However, the victims failed to receive the tickets after making the transaction and the seller was uncontactable thereafter.

Although online shopping is convenient, it is safer to buy tickets from official sources instead, police said.

This is not the first time Carousell users have been accused of cheating. Last year, a 22-year-old man was arrested after he was accused of selling forged tickets to the Jay Chou concert held in Singapore.

ssandrea@sph.com.sg

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