Lifestyle: Ticket fraud warning ahead of Song Joong-ki’s last show
Ahead of “Descendants of the Sun” star Song Joong-ki’s upcoming meeting with Taiwanese fans in Taipei, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has warned the public of “rampant” ticket fraud.
South Korean actor Song Joong-ki, who became an Asian icon after the grand success of the super-hit drama, will hold a fan meeting in Taipei on June 25. Tickets sold out within minutes after the purchasing system went online, China Post reported. While his hardcore fans, dominated by the female community, are on the lookout for tickets, several incidents of them being tricked by fraudsters have been reported. There are at least a dozen victims.
A female high school student in Taoyuan was defrauded of NT$6,000 after she wired money to a contact she found on an online shopping website who claimed to have tickets, a report said.
Another women in Taipei surnamed Lee fell victim to such a scheme and was conned out of NT$6,000. According to the CIB, more than dozens of people have been conned by similar fraud schemes from May 27 to 31 alone. Many of such frauds may have gone unreported.
Call the National Police Agency’s 165 hotline for ticket fraud-related queries.
This fan meet is the last of the China leg of Song Joong-ki’s Asian tour. The Taiwan fan meet would be held at the National Taiwan University Sports Center in Da’an District, Taipei. Viagogo is handling ticket sales. According to Viagogo, so far, there are still 18 tickets left for Seating Price Level 1 and 28 for Level 2. Ticket prices starts from NT$5,211. The sports center has only 4,200 seats.