Police warning about fake Disneyland ticket scam

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, a woman with a Mickey Mouse hat walks toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland, in Anaheim, Calif. Disney reported another quarter of strong growth on Tuesday, Feb. 3, helped by higher revenue from its parks and resorts despite an outbreak of measles at its California park in December. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

ANAHEIM (KRON) — With Memorial Day just around the corner, police are warning people about a man selling fake tickets to Disneyland.

So far, the scam has only hit people in the Los Angeles area. Police officers with the Los Angeles Police Department say that the man has taken in several people since March, netting thousands of dollars.

Victims say the scam artist offers the tickets through Craigslist for about half to the ticket price.

In each of the cases, the victims arrange to meet the man in downtown Los Angeles. To gain their trust, the scammer lets the victims take a picture of his driver’s license.

After giving the man the money, the scammer hands overs the worthless tickets.

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