Actor Alec Baldwin is a New York City icon for many.

And yet, he says he got scammed on his very own home turf recently, when trying to visit the Statue of Liberty with his family.

On Monday, Baldwin posted a picture of the offending ticket on Instagram, explaining why it was deceitful. 

After heading down to Manhattan's South Ferry, where tickets for Staten Island tours are typically sold, he says he paid $40 for a "boat tour" that not only required him to take a bus, to New Jersey, the boat didn't even stop to drop passengers off at Liberty Island, where the statue is located.

But if a veteran New Yorker, a breed that prides itself in its street smarts and savvy, can get gypped like this, what's a regular tourist to do?

Here are the most common scams worldwide to watch out for on your next trip.

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