When both days of Westlife’s “The Twenty Tour” in Malaysia had sold out, it was inevitable that scalpers would try and take advantage of the situation.
We previously caught scalpers selling Westlife’s tickets up to RM3500 per ticket on Viagogo. And that is just 1 example from many other transaction on the internet.
Today (Wednesday, 7th August), FMT reported that a man received 45 charges from the Magistrate’s Court here for his scalping activities. He had apparently cheated a saleswoman into purchasing 751 tickets (all which were fake) for Westlife’s concerts taking place in Stadium Malawati this week.
According to the publication, Kelvin Raj Selvaraj had sold the concert tickets to Sim Ting Ting for RM151,756. He pleaded not guilty in regards to the 45 charges under Section 420 of Penal Code. If found guilty, the scalper could find himself behind bars up to a decade.
As a result, he was given a RM30,000 bail by Magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham. In addition, he has been asked to surrender his passport to the authorities. Looks like karma has come to bite him in the butt.
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For those worried that Westlife’s shows might get cancelled, rest assured that the concert organiser has obtained all relevant permits including the Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA). See y’all there 😉