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#FraudFriday-Amusement Park Ticket Scam


#FraudFriday-Amusement Park Ticket Scam

There is no shortage of fun throughout Southern California, but that fun can be cut short by scammers. Amusement parks are a common one-stop destination for all day entertainment. 

In these tough economic times, families are having fun on a budget. While it may seem like a good idea to find a bargain online, often times the internet becomes a scammer’s dream to swindle a buyer out of their money. A fake amusement park ticket is usually purchased through 2nd party independent websites, auction sites, or message boards and not the actual online site from the theme park. 

The way the scams works is:
• The seller claims to either have excess gift cards to sell or offers unused days on a multi-day pass at a discount. When the buyer and the seller agree on a price, the seller will either request payment in cash or money order, or meet the buyer to collect cash payment.
• Once the transaction is complete, buyers are often left to discover the multi-day tickets or gift cards have zero value, while the seller is long gone with their money.
Remember, if a deal is too good to be true, it probably is. Never purchase amusement park tickets online without knowing if the sites are legitimate