Taylor Swift fans lose over S$200,000 in latest Singapore ticket scams

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Taylor Swift fans in Singapore have lost over S$213,000 (£125,000/€146,000/$159,000) in concert ticket scams, with at least 334 victims falling prey in the last two months according to the police.

Swift has played two of her six shows so far at Singapore’s National Stadium as part of the Eras Tour. The Singapore concerts are also Swift’s only shows in south east Asia, with Thailand’s Prime Minister claiming the government sought a deal to prevent the singer from performing anywhere else in the region.

Police reminded the public to be vigilant when it comes to purchasing tickets from third-party resellers.

According to Yahoo News, online marketplace Carousell took action by suspending the sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets. However, police warned that scammers may switch to other outlets.

Police reported that victims would come across Swift concert ticket listings on platforms such as Telegram, X, Facebook and Xiaohongshu.

“Scammers then would redirect the interested victims to WhatsApp/Telegram/WeChat for further interactions. Victims would then be instructed to make payments for the tickets via PayNow, bank transfers or virtual credits (for example, through Tunes cards),” the police said.