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BBB warning about local letter

Reported by: Jamie Smith
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Updated: 7/23/2013 11:46 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A letter purporting to be from Royal Caribbean International promising "a complimentary 8-day/7-Night Cruise for 2" plus a "BONUS ... 2 Round Trip Airfares" anywhere in the continental United States is showing up in countless local mailboxes.

Tom Stephens, President of the Northeast Florida Better Business Bureau, told Action News, "I wouldn't call it a scam. I would say you need to be careful."

Action News called to see if we could get the tickets. We were told we could if we first went to a Southside hotel to listen to a travel club sales pitch from a company with no affiliation to Royal Caribbean.

People who went to an earlier session didn't walk away with tickets.

"It's kind of hinckey," said one man who listened to the 90-minute presentation.

This salesman said he was canceling the sales presentation and moving out of Jacksonville. The reason he claimed was the Action News report two weeks ago on a similar offer from another travel club purporting to be the nonexistent US Airlines [sic].

"They saw your report. It scared them off and put a decline on business," the salesman told Action News.

The company was operating legally, but the Better Business Bureau wants people to be aware of these travel clubs with offers that appear to good to be true.



















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whosaysnocan - 7/24/2013 7:58 AM
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I received both of these letters. I knew they were not "real." Just pitched it in the trash. I do wonder how they got my name & address. I am careful about giving out any information. Use secure sites/known sites when I order anything on line. I am stumped.
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