Chicago White Sox Take Action After CBS 2 Investigators Expose Parking Scam Outside Sports Venues: Fans Getting Ripped Off By Conmen, Then Hit With Parking Tickets

1/25/2022 7:30:00 AM

Chicago White Sox Take Action After CBS 2 Investigators Expose Parking Scam Outside Sports Venues: Fans Getting Ripped Off By Conmen, Then Hit With Parking Tickets

Chicago White Sox Take Action After CBS 2 Investigators Expose Parking Scam Outside Sports Venues: Fans Getting Ripped Off By Conmen, Then Hit With Parking Tickets

New developments in a parking scam first exposed by the CBS 2 Investigators. Conmen have been ripping off fans outside Chicago sports venues for years. Posing as parking attendants, they lure in fans, take their cash and often guide them into illegal parking spots. Those fans later find parking tickets from the city on their cars. \r\n\r\nNow one sports team, the Chicago White Sox, plans to take action to try to protect fans.

“Your story kind of related to our exact situation,” said Chessare. “It was very disturbing at the time. The ease with which they got the 30 bucks out of us.”What happened to Chessare was a bit different from other schemes. As he approached the official White Sox parking lots, around Pershing Road and Princeton Avenue, several men wearing bright colored vests approached his car. They appeared to be parking attendants and asked Chessare for $30 to park.

The CBS 2 Investigators went undercover multiple times over the years to show this scam repeatedly happening at different sports venues – including the United Center, home to the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks.At Least One Person Injured In Zion Snowmobile Accident

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This happened to me about 10 yrs ago for a Sox vs Yanks game. People directed us 2 a newly, yet undeveloped residential area & we came thisclose to handing over $20 until I saw signs saying it was private area & would be towed. We drove away fast & the people ran away.