‘Free’ Vacations

“Congratulations! You have won a free vacation for two in beautiful, sun-drenched Bermuda.” Sound too good to be true? It probably is.

There’s always a catch. In the most common form of this scam, to be eligible for the free vacation you will either be required to pay a service charge or to purchase a membership in a travel club. Don’t pay it. And do not, under any circumstances, give the company your credit card number or even its expiration date. If you do, here’s what you can expect: