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Jody Chiang concert ticket scalper prosecuted

Jody Chiang concert ticket scalper prosecuted

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) A man who re-sold pop diva Jody Chiang's (??) farewell concert tickets for profit is being investigated on suspicion of violating the law on social order, police said Sunday. Taipei City Police Department's criminal investigation team said it has found that the suspect, surnamed Lin, aquired eight tickets for NT$3,800 apiece and then sold four of them for NT$8,000 each, pocketing NT$16,800 in net profit. Lin was trying to sell the other four tickets online, but the market suddenly shrank after Chiang announced that she would stage more concerts to satisfy fans' needs, police said. Selling of the tickets for additional concerts will begin Jan. 25, but Acer Cloud, the authorized sales agent, has adopted a different method -- launching an online membership mechanism under which those interested need just sign up from 9 a.m. Jan. 19. Online applications for membership will end at 11 p.m. Jan. 24 at http://www.jody-ticket.com.tw. Successful applicants will be given confirmation replies via e-mail and their tickets will be sent by post. All 160,000 tickets for Chiang's 16 retirement concerts sold out within three days Jan. 5-7 amidst chaos online and on the streets, prompting the wildly popular singer to promise nine more performances -- five in Taipei and four in Kaohsiung -- in August and September. (By Liu Shih-yi and S.C. Chang)


Updated : 2021-09-18 17:00 GMT+08:00