America is Haunted scam update: Groupon’s caught on, Amazon Local has not

Last week, Oni Hartstein posted a blog entry about the selling of tickets via Groupon to a chain of haunted attractions called America is Haunted. The poop has started to hit the fan…

http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Buyer-Beware-Website-sells-fake-tickets-for-Haunted-House-in-Milwaukee-279866222.html

This link goes to a news story out of Milwaukee that shows Groupon is starting to take the some of these deals offline and is refunding people their money..so again, if you have purchased a Groupon for a set of tickets for a haunted house called America is Haunted, you should be able to receive a refund.  I understand there’s an investigation going on in Iowa, so hopefully other states affected by this scam are doing the same.

Apparently there have been offers also posted on Amazon Local, but I personally don’t see anything there in the few states I checked out. Still, if you have purchased tickets for America is Haunted from http://local.amazon.com, please get in touch with them about this scam.

As of today, the website http://www.americaishaunted.com has been taken down.

Fellow haunter Melinda Mitchell is the whistle-blower in this story and has done one helluva job in investigating the story.

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