Oak Island Tour Group Hit by Ticket Scam

An organization that provides tours of Canada's famed Oak Island says that a savvy miscreant has profited off the popularity of the location by selling fraudulent tickets to their events. Thanks in large part to the hit television series The Curse of Oak Island, the site has become a hot tourist destination in recent years with thousands of visitors flocking to the spot where some believe a long-lost buried treasure is hidden. Overseeing the location is a non-profit group known as the Friends of Oak Island Society, who have provided limited access to the otherwise-off-limits site by way of small tours every summer since 2010.

The set-up was seemingly going swimmingly until recently when the group reportedly discovered that fake tickets to this year's tours were being sold online by some nefarious individual who had set up a bogus website. And, in a layer of intrigue worthy of the weirdness that has long surrounded Oak Island, the organization lamented on Facebook that "it appears that the perpetrator is someone we have known and trusted for many years." Although the group does not point the finger at any particular individual, they assured their followers online that this person is no longer associated with the organization.

More on this unfortunate story at the Coast to Coast AM website.

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