As the popularity of K-Pop increases, fake ticket scams, also known as "scalping" is also becoming more problematic as well.
A man who scammed $20,000 from BTS fans has recently been arrested by South Korean authorities. The man has been preying on unsuspecting fans between July and December 2018, pretending to resell tickets to the Love Yourself World Tour upon receiving payment upfront. The man would then send empty boxes to fans.
The resell prices of the tickets ranged from $65 to $5500, raising the price to around 10% to 20% of the original price.
After being questioned by the authorities, he has stated that he has spent all of the profits from the scams on various types of entertainment.