Twice in the last two weeks, I’ve received a call that I won a free cruise, and that all I had to do was press the number one on my phone.
For giggles I did it, and two things happened.
One, I was told the cruise was free, but they had to process my airfare. That airfare—for two, of course—came to more than $2000.
So much for a free cruise.
Even worse, I learned that when I pressed the number one, it indicated I was at a working number, so I received more phone calls with other hotel and timeshare scams.
As for the more difficult unknown numbers— I just didn’t answer.
I let them go to voicemail.
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