The actor, apparently unaware he was being sold bum tickets, purchased his family four passes to a Statue of Liberty “boat tour” that turned out to be a scam.
The tour will take passengers past the statue — but first you’ve got to go to Liberty City, New Jersey.
“So, we head to South Ferry. Me and @hilariabaldwin Two sharp, savvy NYers. Kids in tow. 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. Take the SI Ferry. It’s the best ride in NY.”
Visitors to the area downtown are often targeted by shady operators selling tours that don’t go to Liberty Island. A spokeswoman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told the Daily News the city “continues to fine sellers who scam customers.”
Baldwin’s ticket showed a $40 pricetag.
The family didn’t abort the entire mission though. They ended taking a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, which is a beautiful ride. And it’s free.