90s boyband Westlife sent Malaysian fans into a frenzy when they announced that they will be coming to our shores as part of their 'Twenty Tour' earlier this year.
Tickets for the two-day concert were snapped up within 36 hours
and some fans even went out of their way to queue up at the venue a day before the tickets were put on sale.
Naturally, some desperate fans went to the black market or contacted scalpers in hopes of getting their hands on the coveted concert tickets.
And one of those people apparently lost RM150,000
after the man thought he was buying over 700 Westlife concert tickets.
reported that a jobless man claimed trial for 45 counts of cheating after selling 715
Westlife concert tickets worth RM151,956
to a local salesperson.
S. Kelvin Raj, 23, pleaded not guilty after deceiving Sim Ting Ting that he was selling authentic Westlife concert tickets.
The victim then banked in RM151,956 over several transactions to the scammer’s bank account between 23 March to 25 May.
The accused was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code and could face a maximum 10 years in jail
and fined, if convicted.
Yikes, that’s A LOT of money to pay just to watch a concert. However, we are curious: what exactly did he say to convince the victim that he was selling a large volume of tickets?.
So guys, no matter how desperate you are, never give in to scalpers on the black market. Chances are you’ll be scammed.
Westlife will be performing at the Malawati Indoor Stadium, Shah Alam on the 8 and 9 August.