Over $158,000 Lost to Taylor Swift Concert Ticket Scams in Singapore

At least US$158,000 were lost to Taylor Swift concert ticket scams over the past two months, according to Singaporean media. More than 330 victims fell prey to such scams in January and February, the Singapore Police Force said on Friday (Mar 1). Swift is currently in Singapore for six sold-out shows – her only shows in Southeast Asia.

“The police would like to remind members of the public to be discerning online shoppers, especially when seeking to buy concert tickets from third-party resellers, in light of the upcoming Taylor Swift concerts,” said Singaporean police.

Last month, the police warned of concert ticket scams, mostly to shows of Swift, Coldplay, Yoasobi, Joker Xue and Enhypen. Carousell, the Singapore based online marketplace has suspended the sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets. Police warned that scammers may pivot to other platforms – in particular, Telegram.