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Pope’s Visit Creates Opportunity for Scam

By Scam Awareness | September 4, 2015

What's Going On

As anticipation grows for Pope Francis's long-awaited visit to New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo asks that everyone be cautious of potential scams that come with any famous visit.  Since there are limited opportunities to see the Pope, people all over will be clamoring for tickets. Though his visit will draw thousands of excited people, it also allows for a scam opportunity!

Here's the Deal

The Archdiocese of New York recently announced that no tickets will be available for the Pope's planned events so please beware of anyone trying to sell tickets. Any tickets available will be through Catholic parishes.

What to Look Out For

Look out for phony websites, scalpers and counterfeiting. Remember, tickets will only be available through Catholic parishes, so don't let anyone fool you into buying fake tickets!

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