Scam alert: Orlando police warn of fake event at Lake Eola park targeting personal information

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando police issued a warning Friday about an ongoing scam in the form of a social media post advertising a fake event at Lake Eola Park.

Police say Orlando residents reached out to report the fraudulent flyer.


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It advertises an “October Festival” to be held at Lake Eola Park this weekend and invites small business owners and crafters to register for a spot.

Police say the event is fake. They’re urging residents who see the flyer in their social media posts to report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Anyone who has actually given any personal information or paid fees to the scammers should call their local police.

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In order to avoid falling for similar scams, police suggest researching events before taking any kind of action towards participating in them and only use trusted platforms when sharing personal information or submitting payments.

Click here for a list of permitted events at Lake Eola Park.

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