Destinations

Hollywood actor falls victim to Statue of Liberty ‘boat tour’ scam

Native New Yorker Alec Baldwin has revealed he was scammed by a ticket seller in New York.

The actor and Saturday Night Live star, who was apparently unaware of being sold shonky tickets, purchased his family passes for a “boat tour” of the Statue of Liberty.

They were then escorted to a shuttle bus for a trip to New Jersey, Baldwin claimed in an Instagram post.

Baldwin explained that he bought tickets for a “boat tour” – which according to his photo cost US$40 – around the Statue of Liberty, but was never told he would have to leave New York City first.

“So, we head to South Ferry. Me and @hilariabaldiwn Two sharp, savvy NYers. Kids in tow,” Baldwin says in hist post.

“We buy the tickets for the ‘boat tour’ of the Statue of Liberty. We are escorted to a shuttle bus. To New Jersey! I kid you not.

“We paid. Then we read the tickets. NO ON EVER MENTIONED NEW F***ING JERSEY!!! This is a scam.”

After Baldwin and his family were escorted to the shuttle bus, they pulled the plug on the trip and instead took a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, which operates a free service.

Hilaria Baldwin, Alec’s wife, posted a picture of the family posing on the Staten Island Ferry after the ordeal.

“Take the SI Ferry. It’s the best ride in NY,” Baldwin said.

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