Offer for free cruise getaway not so free

Offer for free cruise getaway not so free

Caribbean Cruise Line

I got a telemarketing call last week from a friendly woman offering me a “free” cruise. All I needed to do was give her my credit card number to pay $118 in port taxes up front.

I’ve always been fascinated by these kind of sales tactics, so I took notes while she made her pitch. Here’s how the phone call went.