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Canada Canada’s Wonderland warns about Facebook ‘free ticket’ scam

20:27  12 july  2018
20:27  12 july  2018 Source:   thestar.com

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The Facebook site says: “ Canada ’ s Wonderland providing 5 Free tickets Per family to celebrate its 51th year of quality service!” Canada ’ s Wonderland takes ticket fraud very seriously. If anyone has any concerns about the validity of their ticket or a dealer, please call Guest Services at 905-832-8131.”

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Canada’s Wonderland wants you to avoid unauthorized ticket dealers such as a fraudulent scam now circulating on Facebook that offers free tickets to the popular Vaughan amusement park.

The Facebook site says: “Canada’s Wonderland providing 5 Free tickets Per family to celebrate its 51th year of quality service!”

It isn’t legit.

The scam directs people to a link that sends them to a web page to complete a survey.

Once you have completed the survey, you are then asked to share and like the page and are offered five free tickets.

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Grace Peacock, director of communications for Canada’s Wonderland, urges everyone to stay away from such too-good-to-be true offers.

“We are aware of a fraudulent ticket scheme circulating on Facebook that directs people to the www.wonderland-ca.win URL. A similar scheme had earlier been circulating on WhatsApp. These ticket offers and websites are not authorized by Canada’s Wonderland,” Peacock said in an email statement Thursday morning.

“We caution people to be wary of discounted ticket deals from individuals, third party websites, apps or social media,” she wrote. “We advise people to purchase tickets at our official website www.canadaswonderland.com, at the park’s front gate or with authorized ticket dealers that include Costco, Perkopolis and Venngo among others. Canada’s Wonderland takes ticket fraud very seriously. If anyone has any concerns about the validity of their ticket or a dealer, please call Guest Services at 905-832-8131.”

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These ticket offers and websites are not authorized by Canada ' s Wonderland ," a spokesperson for the amusement park said in an email statement Thursday morning.

TORONTO -- Canada ' s Wonderland is warning about social media posts that offer free tickets to Spokeswoman Grace Peacock says a Facebook link that purports to offer five free tickets for the Peacock says York regional police have been notified of the ticket scam . "We caution people to be

Peacock added Canada’s Wonderland has been in contact with York Regional Police “about these scams and they are aware of this particular website. We also report the fraudulent websites and posts to Google and the respective social platforms like Facebook.”

Tim Kelly is a reporter for the Markham Economist & Sun, Thornhill Liberal, Vaughan Citizen and YorkRegion.com. Email: tkelly@yrmg.com

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