At a chinese restaurant the other night, my girlfriend filled out a form to “Win a free vacation to the Bahamas!” There was no fine print on the box or the form, other than a notice that port fees and taxes were not paid. Yesterday, I got a 5-minute long call on my answering machine telling me I’ve won and I need to call and pick up a packet by Tuesday.
The website for the company, Security Travel USA, also offers sign-ups for the free cruise, as well as offers on other vacations in the Bahamas. No details are available on the cruise. There are testimonials, but I tried using Switchboard to find a couple of names and only got disconnected numbers. The website says this is not a timeshare offer. The Better Business Bureau’s report is currently “on update” and is not available.
Has anyone had any experience with this company? Is this a scam, and if so, what do they do? I can’t imagine they can do too much with the info they have, since they only have my name, my parents’ address and their phone number.