Local news ABC-7 Fort Meyers is reporting that "scammers" are sending out text messages claiming that you have won a "free cruise."
Of course, there is no such thing as a truly free cruise but it seems like some people forget that.
The news station explains that "the scammers text you and tell you you’ve won a cruise. But when you call the number, a customer service representative says all you have to do is pay the $60 port fees. They suggest for you to put it on your credit or debit card – just give them the number."
"Don’t do it," says Sgt. Dana Coston with the Cape Coral Police Department. The news station calls them "crooks" looking for "free money" from victims.
The telephone number involved, according to the news station, is (305) 749-5493.
Give them a call and listen to the sales pitch. Just don’t get talked into giving them your credit card number!
Cruise Critic published an article several years ago about the "free cruise" offer: The Free Cruise Offer: Scam or Legit?
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