Some of the scammed paid up to 1,500 soles (almost 2 million Colombian pesos) for a ticket to the Bad Bunny concert.
The National Police of Peru (PNP) reported this Monday that it is investigating the sale of false tickets to more than 3,000 people who bought resale tickets for the Reggaeton singer Bad Bunny’s concert in Lima, the second case of this type in a month after the scam. to thousands of followers of Daddy Yankee.
In the midst of the bewilderment of the swindled, hundreds of them took advantage of the confusion, broke the security fence and forced their way onto the stage where the presentation was taking place.
The PNP reported at a press conference that, according to data from the company in charge of selling tickets for the first of the two concerts of the tour “The World’s Hottest Tour” in Lima, more than 3,000 tickets were rejected at the tickets of the National Stadium, where the concert was held.
The PNP colonel and head of the fraud investigation division, José Cruz Chamba, pointed out that, so far, they have received 25 complaints in this case, which represents 37,000 soles (about 9,600 dollars), although the final figure may be much older.
The PNP spokesman assured that some of the scammed paid up to 1,500 soles (about 390 dollars) for a ticket to the Benito Martínez concert, the artist’s real name.
According to the official ticket sales page, the prices of these ranged from 175 soles (about 44 dollars) to 680 soles (about 176 dollars). “The recommendation is not to buy (tickets) for resale,” Cruz Chamba warned.
The authorities fear that the number of swindled will increase with the celebration this Monday of the singer’s second concert in Lima, who has managed to fill the National Stadium on both days.
Cruz Chamba explained that the fraud process follows a “criminal chain” that results in complaints between “friends” and “acquaintances” who, as the head of the PNP’s fraud investigation division points out, acted “in good faith” and They were also cheated.
According to the police spokesman, the scams committed follow two systems: the sale of tickets with an invalid QR code or those that cloned the code with tickets already assigned to other people and, therefore, did not match the name of the scammed person. Chamba explained how criminals came to “clone” web pages to deceive victims.
After the scam of 7,000 followers of Dady Yankee, the Teleticket platform, in charge of ticket sales, announced that those attending the Bad Bunny concert had to register their tickets with their ID and full name to access the concert.
“Technology has not only advanced to improve our daily lives, but it has also advanced so that in this case criminal gangs make use of it,” Cruz Chamba pointed out.
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