Latest News

100+ Filipino Swifties Allegedly Scammed for Over $250,000 in "Eras Tour" Ticket Scheme

Just days before Taylor Swift's Singapore concert, over 100 Filipino fans were allegedly scammed out of $250,000 by a ticket seller claiming to secure tickets and travel arrangements.


The accused, identified as Pat Steve, offered services like concert ticket sales, shoe sales, and travel bookings. He allegedly duped Filipino fans, known as "Swifties," into paying for "Eras Tour" tickets, flights, and hotels in Singapore. The scam only came to light this week, with the first concert scheduled for March 2nd.


One victim, Sharielle Yanson-Quinto, shared her story online, which went viral. She claims to have purchased two tickets for $260 each but couldn't attend due to pregnancy. Attempts to get refunds or re-book flights and hotels were met with unresponsiveness from Steve and his alleged accomplice, Cai Lazaro.


Social media evidence, including screenshots, supports the allegations. The "Philippine Concerts" Facebook page also warned of a potential scammer impacting Filipino fans.

With Filipinos known for their strong support of Taylor Swift and Singapore being the only Southeast Asian tour stop, this case highlights the importance of caution when purchasing event tickets, especially online. 



Fans are urged to use verified platforms and thoroughly research sellers before making transactions. Authorities and social media platforms are encouraged to investigate these allegations further.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Where In Bacolod Privacy Policy ©

Theme images by Bim. Powered by Blogger.