Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

River of Lights guests targeted by fraudsters

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – As Christmas approaches, one of Albuquerque’s biggest events always sells out. But this year, scammers are targeting guests who want to add River of Lights to their festivities list.

It’s an unfortunate warning of one of the happiest events of the season. The River of Lights requires timed tickets, but once a night is sold out, scammers seem to be on the lookout on social media.

“We definitely don’t want something like this to happen. We don’t want our guests to be hurt. We don’t know how far the scam went when money is lost, ”said Danielle of the BioPark Society. “There are a lot of comments that fill up right after posting and say, ‘There are 4 tickets for sale, they can’t make it anymore. We were very interested in contacting them for information. ‘”

The New Mexico BioPark Society says it cannot confirm the validity of the tickets on offer. “If you click on these profiles, it’s a name, a photo, and they don’t mean anything. So we can only assume that they are bots, ”said Danielle.

They strongly advise against buying from third parties and instead suggest waiting to buy your tickets on the official website after the holidays.

The River of Lights is closed on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. For more information on days and times, see their website.

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