Alec Baldwin falls into New York City's classic scam
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Native New Yorker Alec Baldwin has been scammed in New York City by a ticket seller.
The actor, apparently unaware that bum tickets were being sold, purchased four passes for his family on a "boat tour" Statue of Liberty that turned out to be a scam
The tour will take passengers past the statue— but you should go to Liberty City, New Jersey first.
The actor took Instagram to explain that he bought tickets for a "boat tour" around the Statue of Liberty, but nobody ever told him that he would have to leave New York first. When Baldwin, his wife Hilaria, and their children were escorted by a shuttle bus to New Jersey, he pulled the plug on the ride.
"Yeah, we're headed to South Ferry. Me and @hilariabaldwin Two smart, intelligent NYers. Kids in tow. We have purchased the tickets for the ' boat tour ' of the Statue of Liberty. We're escorted by a shuttle bus. To New Jersey, man! Okay, I'm not kidding you. We have paid. Then we're reading the tickets NO MENTIONED NEW F***ING JERSEY!!! This is a scam Take the SI Ferry. It's the best ride in NY."
Visitors to downtowns are often targeted by shady tour operators who don't go to Liberty Island. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's spokeswoman told Daily News that the city "continues to find sellers who cheat customers."
Baldwin's ticket had a price tag of $40. The family did not, however, abort the entire mission. They ended up taking a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, which is a lovely ride. It's free