Phone Survey to win a Cruise in Bahamas?

| by Ken | in Really? Add comments

I got a call today with a caller ID of 213.550.3111 saying that I had been selected to take a political survey and if I did the survey, I’d win a free cruise to the Bahamas. Was this one of those pretend surveys that had an ulterior motive? Was it a real survey? And why was I, a Massachusetts resident, of any interest to any survey company? I was too curious to just hang up. So I pushed “1” to take the survey. First question was about the economy and seemed like a neutrally worded question, so so far so good. Second question was about political parties and it was also neutral. Sill good. Third question was about approval of current president which was still neutrally worded. And then the automated voice thanks me and says “please hold to be connected to a travel reservation specialist for your free cruise to the Bahams”. Three easy questions and I win a free cruise? In a blink, I decided it would have to be a scam and that it must be a clever way to harvest people’s personal information and/or credit card info so I hung up. But I’m curious if anybody else has gotten the same call and how they may have gone or maybe if anyone knows of where the scam is.

4 Responses to “Phone Survey to win a Cruise in Bahamas?”

  1. eogan says:

    I have gotten two similar calls, purportedly from Washington state, on my cell phone over the past week. I did not answer them, as I did not recognize the numbers and was not expecting any calls from Seattle or Spokane, and neither call resulted in a voicemail. Further investigation (, showed them to be the same sort of survey/cruise calls.

  2. Kath says:

    I just received the same exact call on my cell phone and waited until it disconnected on its own. The number was 213-257-5233 saying the same thing, that if I stayed on the line to take a brief survey, I won two tickets for a cruise to the Bahamas.

  3. Jonathan says:

    I was called today for a 3 question green energy survey Dom (414) 930-3754 (my local area code). If I took the survey, I was told I would receive a free two person, two day cruise to the Bahamas. I wanted to see where this went, so I played along and took the survey. After the three questions, the automated message said that I was being transferred to the booking agent and that I was only responsible for the $59 per person tax. Then, as I was being “transferred”, either they hung up or the call dropped. I’m not sure which, but it sounded a lot like some scams I’ve been called for before. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

  4. Rich says:

    These guys are only there to close you immediately! If you are unable to give them your credit card info for $118.00 immediately, they will hang up on you. There’s no guarantee of anything once you give them your credit card number. NOT WORTH THE EFFORT. If you want a real Cruise, go with a real Cruise company! The ship looks old and refurbished from the photos. There are very few balcony state rooms and being that it’s a “free give-away,” there’s no telling who’s going to be in the next cabin or standing in the buffet line in front of you. Good luck!

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