Alec Baldwin’s family swindled by fake Statue of Liberty tickets

The Baldwins balked and didn’t board the bus “this is a scam,” Alec posted. Instead he got on what he called “the best ride in NY,” the SI ferry

The scam is one that many tourists fall victim to each year: They're conned into buying tickets to vessels that take them near-and not to-Lady Liberty or Ellis Island.

Taking to Instagram, Baldwin revealed he and his family were directed by the scammers to an unauthorised bus stop on West Street just north of Battery Park and were told to get on a shuttle bus to New Jersey instead.

The tickets the Baldwin family purchased were not for a simple ferry ride from the southern tip of Manhattan, but would require them to board a shuttle bus and ride all the way to Liberty State Park in Jersey City - a Baldwin. traveling to New Jersey?. the hypocrisy! - and then catch a boat that wouldn't even let them off on Liberty Island itself.

"NO ON EVER MENTIONED NEW F***ING JERSEY!", Baldwin - a lifelong New Yorker - wrote in the post.

Alec Baldwin shared a photo of his ticket on Instangram. It's the best ride in NY'.

However, the screen star soon discovered they'd been duped, after they were led to a tour bus with a destination of Liberty Park, N.J.

Scalpers target tourists who are unaware of the location differences as they advertise the ticket as a one-hour tour, but riders typically end up spending at least three hours on the journey that doesn't take them to the Statue of Liberty.

The DCA said it made a decision to work on the rule changes after receiving a number of complaints about ticket sellers misrepresenting the destination of trips and selling tickets for trips to places like Staten Island on the free Island ferry. Although he's a native Long Islander, Alec Baldwin revealed Monday he'd been taken by what he calls a Big Apple "scam", NBC New York reports.

The agency also wants to require ticket sellers to disclose on tickets that trips to the Statue of Liberty can not land on Ellis Island.

The only company allowed to access Liberty Island is Statue Cruises, the city said.

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