Post # 1
My fiance and I have been looking into cruises for our honeymoon and today I got two tickets and a voucher in the mail from “Caribbean Cruise Line”. I don’t know if it’s a scam or for real. It looks valid and legitimate. I did some research and it’s about there’s good and bad reviews. Some say it’s a scam, some people are saying it’s legit. I don’t know what to do…
Post # 3
if anyone says anything is a scam, it probably is. steer clear.
Post # 4
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
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
I recommend calling Caribbean cruise and asking them yourself.
Post # 8
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
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
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
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
If it sounds too good to be true, it’s probably a scam.
Post # 14
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
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
I received the same thing and I tore it up. If it is real they may give you limitations on when you can travel.