Is the “free” caribbean cruise a scam? YES?
Question by : Is the “free” caribbean cruise a scam? YES?
By: April Okay, so I get a telephone call from a 561-424-0845. I answer it and it is a recording telling me that if I take a quick political survey I will win a free cruise with the Caribbean Cruise line. Of course, I assume it is a scam, but decide to take it anyway to see what it’s all about. So I answer a few quick questions and then I am sent directly to a CCL travel agent. He answers, gives me his name and ID number (Anthony, 2827). I tell him it all sounded like a scam and it is hard to believe this is a real deal. He chuckled and assured me it was real and that once a year the company allocates a certain number of cruises/cabins, for free to people for advertising reasons. He says the first year they tried it they had a huge response and have been doing it every year since. So he explained the wonderful experience that was in store for me and up to three more people, letting me know it is a 2 night cruise to the Bahamas, he detailed on the port (the Grand Bahamas Island) and all the activities that were there to enjoy. And on the cruise with all meals included, the only thing we would have to pay for is alcoholic beverages and gratuity. I asked if I could think about it and talk it over with my boyfriend first and get back with him, and he told me this was a limited offer that wouldn’t be available later. And that if I wanted to take advantage of it I would have to go ahead and reserve my place and any others coming with me right then and in order to reserve it I would just have to pay a $ 59.00 port fee per person. After I reserve the offer, it is good for 18 months from today and I can use it anytime besides holidays. The ships name is the Bahama Celebration and we would ship out from Palm Beach South Florida. I dont have enough space to finish my story, but to end it, I paid $ 118 for port fees and after they took my money I couldnt get access to any of my info and reservations. This company is not backed by the BBB and has a D+ rating. They steal your money
Answer by oxskittlefreekxo
Anytime you’re told something is free, then you’re asked to spend money and are told you can’t have time to think about it, it’s usually a scam.
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