NYC To Crackdown On Statue Of Liberty Scams After Alec Baldwin Exposes Trick

Alec Baldwin
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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — New York City is promising a crackdown on scammers in Battery Park selling tickets to see the Statue of Liberty after actor Alec Baldwin posted about his first-hand experience with the con-artists.

On his Instagram account, the actor says he paid $40 dollars for tickets for a three hour boat tour to see the Statue of Liberty and instead ended up in Liberty Park, New Jersey.

"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!!! (sic)" Baldwin wrote. "This is a scam."