Alec Baldwin falls for Statue of Liberty tour scam

Alec Baldwin falls for Statue of Liberty tour scam”

Alec Baldwin, along with his wife Hilaria and their children, were hustled by a fake Statue of Liberty tour operator - so they took the Staten Island Ferry instead to get a view of the iconic statue. "We paid. Then we read the tickets", the "30 Rock" actor raged on Instagram.

Baldwin erupted online Monday, claiming he and his family were bilked by a fake Statue of Liberty tour operator who instead almost led them onto a bus bound for New Jersey.

The 61-year-old star thought he was buying Statue of Liberty tour tickets for himself, his wife, Hilaria, and their four youngest children - daughter Carmen and sons Rafael, Leonardo, and baby Romeo when they arrived in Battery Park in downtown Manhattan. According to the Daily News, scalpers for "Tours R Us" claim to be offering a one-hour tour for a vessel named the "Queen of Hearts", but it's actually a trip to the Garden State through the Holland Tunnel that never goes to the actual Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.

"Take the SI Ferry".

It's a bit of a wonder a long-timer New Yorker like Baldwin would fall for such a cliche tourist con job. "It's the best ride in NY", Baldwin said.

Large signs around Battery Park warn tourists that unofficial vendors are not authorized to sell tickets for to the Statue of Liberty.

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

De Blasio said Baldwin's online rant had nothing to do with the city announcing its latest crackdown. There have also been reports of scammers selling tickets to the Staten Island Ferry, which is free.

"We were glad to have the Baldwin family on the Staten Island Ferry, especially after their reported experience with the "Statue of Liberty" vendors", a DOT spokesman told The Post Tuesday.

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