Another tourist scam


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[B]Another tourist scam busted: Four arrested for selling worthless Disney World and Universal tickets[/B]
August 15, 7:20 PMOrlando Theme Parks ExaminerBarbara Nefer

The latest in a series of busts aimed at stopping scams that prey on tourists near Disney World ended up with four ticket sellers being arrested. Each was allegedly selling worthless Disney World and Universal tickets at four locations on and around the Highway 192 tourist strip.

The tickets were being sold at:

* 4880 W. Highway 192
* 7421 W. Highway 192
* 8130 W. Highway 192
* 2979 Vineland Road (between 192 and Osceola Parkway)

All four locations are in Kissimmee, on a strip thick with gas stations, restaurants, souvenir shops, discount electronics outlets, miniature golf courses, timeshare recruitment booths…and discount ticket resellers.

The arrest underscores the importance of never buying theme park tickets from an unknown seller. The bust was initiated by complaints from tourists who were purchasing the tickets, then being turned away from the theme parks when they turned out to be worthless.

The Osceola Sheriff’s Office Tourist Policing Unit teamed up with security personnel from Disney World and Universal to carry out an undercover operation. Based on what they discovered, they arrested the four suspects and seized $6000 in cash and over $130,000 in theme park tickets.


#2

As much as I love saving money, if I had to pay for tickets, I’d be way to scared to buy from one of those discount sellers, afraid of something like that.


#3

I feel sad for the people who got ripped off.
I’m usually SUCH a bargain hunter but seriously I would never ever consider buying park tickets from anyone other than Disney even though there are reputable companies out there.


#4

Oh wow. Those poor people that bought into that.


#5

[QUOTE=cinderbella;985668]I feel sad for the people who got ripped off.
I’m usually SUCH a bargain hunter but seriously I would never ever consider buying park tickets from anyone other than Disney even though there are reputable companies out there.[/QUOTE]

I feel the same as you Bella. I love to bargain hunt for hotels and flights and stuff like that but when it come to admission tickets I didn’t even look elsewhere I stuck with ordering them through disney.


#6

Yep! Too risky . . . when I see tickets on ebay, that say used once, 3 days left it just KILLS me that people fall for it AND pay good money for it.

The fastpasses for sale make me :mad::mad::mad::mad: too!


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[QUOTE=mickeysgirlz;985701]Yep! Too risky . . . when I see tickets on ebay, that say used once, 3 days left it just KILLS me that people fall for it AND pay good money for it.

The fastpasses for sale make me :mad::mad::mad::mad: too![/QUOTE]

Don’t the FP’s have to be used on the date stamped? I just recently found out about the change a few years ago that let’s you have multiple FP’s at the same time. I’m still learning, tell me more:laugh:


#8

We saw this on the 11:00 news the other night while we were there. It’s unbelievable what some people will do to try to make a buck! How they think they’ll ever get by with it and not get caught is beyond me. Dumb!