Two weeks ago, it was reported that a Taiwanese businessman, Luo Xin Hua, was cheated of RMB 12.6 million (approximately S$2.5 million) by a fellow Taiwanese man known as Chen You Lin, who had allegedly forged JJ Lin’s signature and offered the former the concert rights to JJ’s Sanctuary World Tour in 2018.
The victim only learned that he was scammed four months later when he found out that his company had zero stake in the tour after JJ’s new tour was announced.
When JJ was set to stage his concert on home ground, there were several reported incidents of online ticket scams as well. One such scammer made away with S$2,000 after fans bought fake tickets advertised on Facebook, another user was offered a pair of tickets at S$700 but had received a blank sheet of paper instead.
News of scammers profiting off his concerts have gotten to JJ’s attention and the singer publicly commented about it when his concert tour’s official account on Weibo shared a post reminding fans to be wary of ticket resellers.
JJ shared the same Weibo post on his account and wrote, “I’m rarely angry but this is highly unacceptable!”
The Singaporean singer is not the first to speak up against ticket scalpers. Hong Kong singer Eason Chan has done the same recently and resolved to make it harder for scalpers to lay hands on his next music showcase by making it a closed door event.
Hong Kong singer-actor Andy Lau also called for stiffer regulations and penalties for ticket scalpers after counter ticket sales for his upcoming tour was halted over a stabbing incident.
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