Malaysian EXO-Ls, we know that y’all are real pumped for EXO’S “EXO PLANET #3 The EXO’rDIUM” concert in Kuala Lumpur, but let’s not throw caution to the wind just yet. It has just been brought to our attention that some unauthorised “third party” ticket sellers/”agents” have been scamming devoted EXO-Ls of their money.
According to multiple news reports, a dubious third party ticketing agent recently duped a fan into paying RM2,908 for EXO’s concert tickets. The victim, 32-year-old Pek Kae Shin, explained that she was approached by the scammer via private message on Facebook after she had posted a ticketing query on StarPlanet’s Facebook page.
“On 28th December, I received a private message via Facebook from the person regarding the availability of the tickets. The person going by the name Wang alleged that she worked for Star Planet and offered first row of VVIP tickets for sale to me,” she said. The scammer even produced several bank slips from “other customers” to convince her.
Pek ordered 2 VVIP tickets priced at RM727 a pop (RM1,454 in total) and transferred the money into a local bank account. And that’s when things went awry.
After Pek banked in RM1,454 to the local bank account, she received a call from a man who claimed to be Wang’s friend. “He instructed me to bank in the same amount again to another local bank account after claiming that Wang forgot to bring her ATM card,” she said. Pek then banked in another RM1,454 after Wang said that the amount will be reimbursed within 15 minutes.
At this point, Pek has paid a total of RM2,908.
The situation took a turn for worse as after Pek transferred the cash, Wang had unfriended her on Facebook and was unreachable via her number. Needless to say, she never got her money back. Pek has since lodged a police report following the scam.
“EXO PLANET #3 The EXO’rDIUM” in Kuala Lumpur organiser StarPlanet also posted up a notice on their Facebook page to warn fans against the dubious third party ticketing “agents”. StarPlanet’s general manager Elise Kee said that the public should always visit the agencies’ websites or call their hotline for verification regarding ticket sales and purchase activities.
Meanwhile, the ticketing details for EXO’S “EXO PLANET #3 The EXO’rDIUM” in Kuala Lumpur 2017 (scheduled to take place in Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur on 18th March 2017), have not been announced.
For legit details and updates, hit up StarPlanet’s Facebook page.