Be careful concert-goers! There are apparently netizens selling fake tickets to Ed Sheeran’s upcoming Divide World Tour 2019 KL concert.
Concert promoter PR Worldwide claims that concert tickets have been resold at 3 times the original price via online reselling platforms such as Viagogo, Syubhub, Shopee, Carousell, Lazada, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Mudah, 11Street and other non-authorised ticket sellers.
The statement from PR Worldwide reads:
“People are taking advantage of these reselling platforms and we have found that more and more fake tickets are also being sold; tickets with fake barcodes and ones with seats that don’t even exist at the venue.”
“We would like to remind ticket buyers again that Ed and his team have a strict stance against anyone using unethical secondary ticketing sites. In order to put a stop to the secondary ticketing market, absurd prices and fan rip-offs, the tickets are sold personalised, which means that the name of the ticket purchaser is printed on the tickets.”
PR Worldwide also stated that tickets purchasers may be asked to provide a photo ID that matches the name on the ticket(s) to enter the concert venue. This measurement is meant to curb scalpers from reselling tickets and fans from being cheated.