Cops continue to bust illegal theme park ticket resellers in Orlando

Posted Friday, April 30, 2010 11:44 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Tourists sell their used multi-day tickets to an operation. Sellers use household chemicals to remove signatures or other identifying information on the tickets and then re-sell them to other tourists, who then can sell them back when they're done, continuing the cycle.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Friday, April 30, 2010 9:34 PM

I thought that's why I had to wait 20 minutes to get into Universal or IOA every time I go - so they could capture my biometric info? If it doesn't match, I thought you wouldn't get in. It's great fun as a group of 8 in front of you tries to figure out which ticket matches which person because they didn't sign them or weren't instructed to do so.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 10:16 PM

That is what I was was thinking when I read this. They are paper tickets, not plastic, so erasing the signature is kinda hard. Not to mention they scan your fingerprint. So how do the scammers get past the finger print issues aside from hacking in to the computers.

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Saturday, May 1, 2010 8:05 AM

its not actually a fingerprint.. its bio-metric data about key points on your finger, including the shape, contour and ever vein structure http://allears.net/pl/fingerscan.htm

and usually if its a busy morning they have ticket tag turned off to get more people through the turnstiles faster.

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