Spoof emails are being sent the scammer is posing as Verizon and has this number listed in the bottom of the email.
These are really becoming annoying. Blocked another.,
It's a scam!!!!
i had the same problems tham the others, the only difference was the ticket came by mail.
This just happened to me! I NEVER EVER EVER bite on these pitches, BUT I WAS CALLING MY CHASE CARD to check on a pending payment, and a RECORDING offering this 3-day, 2-night cruise INTERRUPTED.
Since it happened (I thought) on Chase's answering system, I thought I would at least listen. I stupidly gave them a Visa number for the $118.00 -- THEN THE RAZZLE-DAZZLE began. Within a minute or so, I smelled the rat and told the guy to CANCEL this, I'd changed my mind. He got nasty and told me he has my details and I CANNOT CANCEL THIS! I hung up on him and called my Visa immediately to report it. This charge was ALREADY pending. The guy called me back TWICE trying to get me to change my mind and I told him to get lost. I'm scared he can do something awful. SCAM!!!!
Don R Reynolds
The offer appeared as an ad imposed on an online address I logged into. Seemed OK. I signed up. Heard nothing. Only the credit card charge was evidence of a transaction. The same experience with the 8883760714 number as reported here.
Thanks for the information.
calling to often who r these ppl!
I've told them repeatedly not to call, and are still calling. I don't answer, and they don't leave any message.
I just keep calling the number back and telling them what they are telling me "Good day sir I am just calling to inform you that you have won a free cruise congrats". They are like huh :d bahaha
I recieve at least 3-4 phone calls a day from this number.. I do not answer but I am gettng tired of these calls
Stop calling my cell phone!!!!! What ever you are selling I am not interest in, you call and don't leave a message how rude!!!! How in the hell did you ever get my cell phone number in the first place so stop calling me 10 times a day....................
I got a phone call from this number today. Basically, it says the same thing - need my credit card for $118
im shady about anything free, because what's really free in this world or ours?
guy calls me back couple weeks after i complete telephone survey about free cruise
he literally talked my ear off for 20 minutes telling me how amazing and exciting it's going to be to go on a free cruise, and i enjoyed the convo because I was really stoned but than he asked for credit card information and that just got me upset
don't be greedy and get conned by these guys!
That sweet voice girl is a bad person that pretends to be sweet for she is poisonous on the inside.
They call a RIDICULOUS number of times in a day. I called back and asked to be removed from their call list and the sweet voiced girl on the other end hung up on me. VERY VERY ANNOYING.
I called them
I tend to call these folks a couple of times a day just to say hi I figure why wait for them I call me. They wante to give them my cc sobi tell them I dont have one am then just tend to have a little fun. Are they scam artists? If you thinkin scamming is an art then probably so. I just don't think it's that artistic.
yes just got a call today for a cruise to the bahamas 10-15-2012 n about how much fun me n a friend can hv sweet talk u n then hear comes the boom u hv to pay 118$ u said free but u cant pay 118$ b***s*** if u get the call hang up right away or hv fun with them.act exicted then meet the dial line like they say stop snitching stop calling.
This number called me at 9pm and asked for a woman named Kim. When I told them they had the wrong number they told me I won a free cruise.lol. I knew from the door that it was a scam. I told him I needed proof that it was real and they told me to look it up on line and I notice all the scam reports. I told him that there were scam reports on this cruise line and he said it was because those people who reported it as a scam didn't follow through. I told him I was not interested at the moment bc my husband was not home so that we can discuss it with him ..he had the nerve to tell me "what u can't make any purchase without his permission". I was so upset I told the guy that he was crazy and disrespectful!!! I hung up on him!
I recieved a call today from 253-254-3354. It was an automated system saying I had won a free cruise to Nassau and all I had to do was complete a short survey with questions like:do I know or have someone in my family with diabetes, if i prefer to use a master card, debit card or personal check when shopping, etc. I did it seeing no harm in doing so and at the end I was transfer to a woman who was very unprofessional and she asked for my zipcpde but didn't give me time to ask proper questions. She vaguely described my winings and said that a cruise cooridinater would contact me in about two business days. I was proceeding to ask a question as she said please hold but I did not get a chance to say ok, yes, or hold on a minute...nothing. So another automated voice breifly describe the website to go to and verify your information. It went by so fast and there was no option to repeat the message so I figured it was a scam. Then I searched on google" Companies that call to free cruises if you take a survey" and I found this page where many people have experience the same types of calls, so I read through some of the similar messages posted and found a way out. Thanks to all of you I have found an answer to my problem. Call 1-888-636-1893 to be put on the do-not-call list!!!!!!
The worse experience ever, they use my card for $1196, they returned only $897. They kept $300 due to terms and conditions, their promises are false, do not listen to them, they are rude and nasty people.
I received a post card in mail. I am so glad I said no to this Carribean Cruise Line. After reading all the bad things that happen to the other people. I am so glad I follow my mine. What reading got me they wanted me to buy magazines (5). They try to butter me up with free watches (man and women).
I "won" a "free" 2 day cruise to the Bahamas. Of course I didn't actually win because they call everyone. And the cruise isn't exactly free because they want $118 upfront. The salesman was very pushy about it being a 1 time deal and tried very hard to keep me on the line even though I said I was meeting my friend for lunch and asked him to call me back later. He said the deal would be unavailable later and I had to act then to reserve my spot. I declined and hung up. I got a call the next day from the same company, but a different caller. He made me the exact same offer. Clearly, these guys work on commission. After reading up on the 888 number online, I declined the offer and called 1-888-636-1893 to be put on the do not call list. By law, they can't call people on their do-not-call list. It took a few seconds and was completely automated so I didn't have to talk to anyone. If you're tired of getting calls from this company, I'd recommend getting on their do-no-call list.
Same thing for me. A few weeks ago i revieved a call saying i would win a weeks vacation to nassau bahamas if i took a short ten question survey, which an automated voice proceeded to ask random questions ranging from if i know or have someone in my family with diabetes to if i prefer to use a master card, debit card or personal check when shopping. this all was very suspicious to me but i still answered and at the end of the survey i was asked to provide just my name and zipcode. i spoke to a real person and she was very unprofessional and when i asked how my number got on their list, why do they do this, how can they offer free stuff, whats the website etc, i got very short obvious answers such as it was randomly selected because i recenly visited some kind of website which i know i had not, they can give free trips to people because the survey agencies pay the cruise line to sponser the surveys and then they use the "leftover" money to pay for free trips. all phony stuff, and surveycruise.com, but the optimist in me stil gave my name and zip, after which she promplty hung up without so much as a thank you. a few days later i got a call befor work from a "representative" of carribean cruise lines, who gave the whole schpeil about how lovely it is in nassau and how grand the ship is blah blah blah, and when i was just trying to cut to the chase, she kept veering to how excited i should be and such. finally i told her i was driving and could they call back and she suggested i pull over multiple times because she can only offer me the deal of 59 dollars while she was on the line right now or i might have to pay 600 in order to go on the cruise. SInce the original call, i have recieved calls from several numbers which i will list below, some of them soliciting education information, one being an extremely real sounding machine which took me a minute to realize it was such. i asked if it was a machine, which it quickly answered NO, then said well, im a person typing my respopnses or something like that, and i hung up infuriated at the deception. these are the numbers that have been harassing me to the point where i am considering a number change altogether.
410-919-4301 this is the number soliciting education, the rest i cant remember but these have all been within the last 3 weeks, all random stuff that i want nothing to do with and i am sick of paying to have a phone that is ringing with calls i dont want.
I have one for everyone here is the customer service number for these people 1 800 221 8200 they just did the same thing to my uncle but the funny part about it is he was trying to call in his medicine and ended up with these people. He is a vet and he called the number off her medicine bottle. He had me talk to them I talked to the guy he did speak slow for a change. Well he said that my uncle had a rental car with unlimeted milage, he would be responsible for the gas he used and addtional vehicle insurance, car taxes and airport charges. Then he told me that my uncle would have to pay for room service, long distance calls, and a hotel package. then my uncle talked to the suppervisior. I found out he did a no no he did give his card number so he asked to the first guy he was talking to. to cancle it he didnt want it the guy said my uncle has already been charged and it would take 24 to 48 hours to get his money back. When he did talk to the super he said that my uncle he hasnt been charged yet. My uncle has been checking his account to make sure he dont get charged. You see he thought this was to good to be true. 59.00 for one per or 118.00 for two. They even gave him some sites to check out. www.bestbahamas.com (dont work) www.bestcrusegetaway.com (dont work) and portofpalmbeach.com. (works) He has been giving them a taste of their own medicine he would keep on calling them back. He also wants them to get back with him to let him know what has been done with the first rep for lying to him. He told them if they don't them he will keep on calling them over and over.
The following is from the BBB.org of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Be sure to go to the site and read everything. I wasn't able to fit it all here. This company uses 10 different names, but are somehow not recognized as a cruise line in the industry on other general booking sites.The chances of loosing money here is quite high. They want to charge us a $14.00/day/person oil or gas fee if "the ship isn't booked up completely or if there is an oil spill." Another fraud victim was told the same thing but the oil fee was to be charged if the "price of oil per barrel went over forty dollars." It's been over $100.00/barrel for several years now. I shopped out Carnival Cruise just to see if the prices compare and they are about the same price. So it is better to initiate the sale from your end by contacting a reputable cruise line that you think has comparable prices. There are no freebees here. In my package, I got 3days/2/nights in Fort Lauderdale, the 2 day/night Bahama cruise and 3day/2night in Orlando, all with a rental car and meals. They threw in 2 other vacations to Vegas and Mexico for the $600.00 total cost plus gratuity, extra excursions off the ship and the bogus oil fee, which could be substantial for 3 people if we stayed more days on the ship portion of the vacation instead of the land portion.I compared room rates to Carnival and there is a loss of money here if the oil fees are billed at any more than 2 days worth for three people. I'm not even sure if they are in the cruise business or even own a canoe, so I am waiting for the vouchers/written information. My bank is ready to go after them if need be.
Customer Complaints Summary
1240 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 478 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues 552
Billing / Collection Issues 131
Delivery Issues 12
Guarantee / Warranty Issues 6
Problems with Product / Service 537
Total Closed Complaints 1240
Additional Complaint Information
Our file contains a pattern of complaints from consumers who state they were contacted by this company and told they won a free three day two night cruise to the Bahamas. The only fees mentioned are the port fees in the amount of $59 per person. Some consumers state they are not told of additional fees or that they must attend a two hour timeshare presentation as a part of the agreement. Consumers report the timeshare presentation is very high pressure as well as high pressure sales to upgrade their cruise. Some consumers complain they were told they have 30 days to review the travel packet and cancel for a full refund. Requests for a refund result in rude customer service and a refusal to issue the refund as mentioned in the sales presentation.
The company responds to complaints by issuing a full or partial refund.
If you choose to do business with this company BBB strongly encourages consumers to read and understand all the terms, conditions, and fees involved in the agreement. All terms of the agreement should be in writing with no verbal representations.
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If you are still able to remember the situation, what kind of personal information do you think that they are fisching for besides the card number?
The gentleman told me that I had won a free cruise on "Caribbean Cruise Lines" and I just had to give him a credit card # for the $118 port tax. I hung up.
They just called my work line.. I did the survey and was curious to see what this cruise thing was about so i Listened to "Charlie" spew his pitch to me obviously I wasn't buying a single thing he said I just acted excited to wait for the ohh but you have to pay this now to get the cruise.. 118$ for 2 people.. well if it was a free cruise don't you think paying 118$ would be the least expensive thing for them to pay for a "free Cruise"!!
Anyways I told him I was at work and didn't have my credit cards on me, he said in a stupid southernish accent "well what am I gunna do with you.." He could tell I wasn't laughing so he said he was kidding.. anyways I asked for a number to call him back and then looked it up!
I would never have called back because I'm not an idiot I can tell a scam from the truth!
A***oles..this has given me the motive to try and go to every credit card company and try and have these thiefs reported!
If you call the number back, they are answering. You can talk to them and really get into their heads about why they choose to scam people for a living. Cruise