(Closed) Is this a scam?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

if anyone says anything is a scam, it probably is. steer clear.

Post # 4
738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The fact that even some people are reporting it as a scam would send up little red flags for me. That, coupled with the fact that you rnadomly received these tickets in the mail. Don’t do it.

Post # 5
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

If you think it might be real, 1) read all the fine print (if there is another company’s name on it, I’d be wary), and 2) call Caribbean directly and ask them about it – if it’s real, they should be able to give you more info!

Post # 6
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I recommend calling Caribbean cruise and asking them yourself.

Post # 7
1927 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Check with the BBB

Post # 8
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would just ignore it. We had a similar experience with a phone call from a travel agency. They  told us we’d won a free trip, and we could pick from a few destinations. They said there were no strings attached, and all we had to do was go down to their offices and claim the tickets.

We read about it online, and while some people said it was a free trip, we should take it and do what they ask, most people said not to waste your time. I guess when you go to claim the tickets, you have to either listen to timeshare speeches for hours, or complete offers through other retailers before getting your tickets.

Post # 9
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would call the company (there should be a 1-800#on the tickets) and ask about it. Ask why they were sent to you and what they include. If they are just free tickets for lodging and you have to pay your own way (flight, food & beverages, activities etc.) it might not even be worth it since that stuff can get really pricy when purchased a la carte.

Post # 10
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Read all the fine print. They probably want you to sit in on some type of time share prestentation or something similar before the tickets would be valid. Keep in mind that if it seems to good to be true, it probably is not a legitamate offer.

Post # 11
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d have err on the side of scam.  The old adage is usually true, “if it’s too good to be true….”.  I’ve gotten those in the mail before.  Once my hubs called to see what it was all about, knowing that there was a catch we didn’t want to deal with.  It turned out to be a vacation rental (timeshare) pitch.  No thanks!

Post # 12
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If it sounds too good to be true, it’s probably a scam.

Post # 13
16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Better Business Bureau!

Post # 14
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Yep, sounds just like what Miss Chapstick wrote above. I got two free plane tickets from US Air in the mail the other day and it’s pretty much the same thing. From their “Awards” dept. and everything is made to seem so real…it’s totally fake. The paper went right in my trash can.


Post # 15
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree that it probably is a scam unless you registered for a contest or something.

My Dad earlier this year won air fare and a 5 night stay in Hawaii though! He thought it was a scam too but called the airline’s number, he looked it up separate from the contest notification he had received and he really did win a trip, he had filled out a random contest entry that he forgot about. He did have to pay taxes on the trip though. He went on the trip and had a great time, although it would’ve been better if he’d agreed to take me as his guest…haha.

Post # 16
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I received the same thing and I tore it up. If it is real they may give you limitations on when you can travel.

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