Coldplay Fans Denied Entry After Queuing For Hours & Losing RM70K In Ticket Scam

They lined up for hours before finding out at the entrance that they had been scammed.

Cover image via @thedrproperty (TikTok) & Hairul Anuar Rahim/New Straits Times

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A group of friends ended up listening to Coldplay's concert from outside Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Wednesday night, 22 November, after falling prey to a ticketing scam

TikTok user @thedrproperty shared a series of videos of him and his friends hanging around outside the stadium when finding out that their tickets were invalid at the turnstiles.

They had been queuing in the rain since early morning to enter the venue.

"Ticket not valid! We were scammed," read the caption in one of the videos.

"Now, we have to sit outside the stadium and listen to the concert. At least we can feel like we were a part of the concert," said the TikTok user.

The user estimated that he and his friends lost about RM70,000 between all of them

In the comments section, he also admitted that they bought the tickets from third-party individuals, some of whom he knew personally.

"We bought the tickets in groups. Some of us purchased VIP tickets for more than RM3,000, some of us bought tickets for RM758 and RM598. The total cost is between RM60,000 and RM70,000," he told a netizen.

When some TikTok users chided him for not buying tickets from official sources, the fan expressed desperation as the concert had sold out within an hour.

Concertgoers lining up under the rain to enter Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Wednesday, 22 November.

Image via Hairul Anuar Rahim/New Straits Times

Concert attendees have been repeatedly cautioned against purchasing tickets from scalpers or resellers:

Meanwhile, there was a crowd of happy fans listening to the concert outside the stadium:

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