Man, 18, arrested for multiple concert ticket scams

An 18-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams involving selling Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5 and Blackpink concert tickets on Carousell, the police said in a statement.

The police received several reports between Feb 13 and Mar 2 from victims who had responded Carousell listings advertising the sale of the tickets.

However, after the victims paid the seller via bank transfer, they did not receive the tickets.

Through follow-up investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the man and arrested him on Wednesday (Apr 17).

He is believed to be involved in at least 11 cases of scams and cheated a total of $5,400.

He will be charged in court on Thursday (Apr 18) with cheating.

If guilty, he may be jailed up to 10 years and fined.