Alec Baldwin and his family have been left red-faced and a small angry after engagement what they suspicion was a legitimate sheet for a vessel tour around a Statue of Liberty while staying in New York.
However, a Hollywood actor and his mother Hilaria were instead scammed by scalpers, who assured them to buy tickets — that were for a train float to New Jersey rather than a cruise.
Taking to Instagram, Baldwin suggested he and his family were destined by a scammers to an unapproved train stop on West Street only north of Battery Park and were told to get on a convey train to New Jersey instead.
“We paid, afterwards we review a tickets,” he wrote on a post.
“No one ever mentioned New F***ing Jersey!”
Baldwin, who paid $US40 ($A60) for any ticket, suggested his supporters to take a Staten Island Ferry instead of seeking out a sheet like he did.
His post perceived thousands of likes, with many doubt how “Two sharp, savvy NYers” fell plant to such a obvious scam.
“Gotta review a excellent print!,” one chairman wrote.
“It reads autocracy park right on a ticket! Maybe not so savvy!”
Others sympathised with Baldwin and his family after descending for a same fraud previously.
“My family and we got scammed this summer by a sheet broker,” one chairman wrote.
“We had family here from Europe who were super vehement to knowledge New York and it was a nightmare. Feeling your pain.”
According to a New York Daily News, a sheet would have taken a Baldwin family on a outing by a Holland Tunnel and to Liberty State Park in Jersey City, where they would have had to wait for a vessel named Queen of Hearts.
Scalpers aim tourists who are unknowingly of a plcae differences as they publicize a sheet as a one-hour tour, though riders typically finish adult spending during slightest 3 hours on a tour that doesn’t take them to a Statue of Liberty.
Hundreds of tourists are scammed into shopping identical tickets for gulf cruises around New York for between $35 to $40.
Despite signs indicating bootleg vendors are incompetent to sell tour tickets around Battery Park, many omit a warnings and continue to do so anyway.