In a disturbing trend, scammers have found a devious way to exploit the excitement of White Sox games by targeting unsuspecting fans and visitors trying to find parking. These unscrupulous individuals are resorting to fraudulent tactics, including distributing fake parking tickets and even resorting to physical violence to extort money from innocent victims.
Operating with electric scooters as their chosen mode of transportation, these scammers prowl the highways leading to the game venues, specifically targeting drivers who are searching for parking spaces. They approach unsuspecting individuals, posing as parking authorities and issuing bogus parking tickets, demanding immediate payment.
To add insult to injury, victims who fall for the scam and pay the fake parking fee are later shocked to receive legitimate parking tickets from the authorities. It appears that the scammers exploit the chaos and confusion surrounding game days to carry out their fraudulent activities, taking advantage of the overwhelming demand for parking.
Reports have surfaced of individuals who have refused to pay the scammers being subjected to verbal abuse and even physical attacks. This escalation in aggression has sparked concerns for the safety and well-being of fans attending White Sox games.
Law enforcement agencies and game organizers are taking these incidents seriously, urging fans and visitors to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity. Increased security measures are being implemented to address the issue and deter scammers from preying on unsuspecting victims.