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Alec Baldwin Says He Was Scammed by Statue of Liberty Boat Tour

Alec Baldwin Says He Was Scammed by Statue of Liberty Boat Tour

In previous years, city and NYPD officials have launched various crackdowns against con artists peddling top-dollar tickets for ferry tours of Staten, Ellis and Liberty islands.

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 only company allowed to access Liberty Island is Statue Cruises, the city said. "We won't let up until illegal and deceitful practices are a thing of the past".

The special treatment was memorialized in a post on Hilaria's Instagram on Sunday - the same day the volatile actor exploded on his own account about being ripped off by a phony Statue of Liberty tour operator.

Alec Baldwin's family trip to see the Statue of Liberty turned into a painful crash course in New York City street smarts over the weekend.

Shady vendors in the area have been known to sell tickets for boat rides that only provide glimpses of Lady Liberty - while never mentioning to customers that the tour doesn't actually stop on Liberty Island.

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Of course, Liberty Island is located in New Jersey waters, but that's not what Baldwin was referring to.

After buying a ticket to the tour, Baldwin said he was escorted to a shuttle bus to New Jersey.

Baldwin, a Long Island native, should've known better - there's a big ol' difference between "Liberty Park" where locals walk their dogs and people from Parsippany take their engagement photos, and "Liberty Island", where the beloved national monument actually resides.

Scam ticket sellers have operated near Battery Park in NY for years. "It's the best ride in NY", the "30 Rock" star added.

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.


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