Free roundtrip tickets in the mail: The Real Deal

Published 06/11 2014 12:01PM

Updated 06/11 2014 07:08PM

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Have you received an offer for a roundtrip airline ticket in the mail? Does the deal seem too good to be true?

The Department of State says they have received numerous reports of this – and it’s a scam.

Once you call the number they provide, a sales representative will tell you to attend a presentation in your area.

Often, the sales presentations are for vacation clubs and they may pressure you into buying a membership.

Whether you do or not, you won’t receive the tickets, according to the Department of State.

People have reported that either they never received them because of numerous restrictions, or they aren’t really free because additional fees pop up in order to get the tickets.

The State recommends that you be skeptical of all unsolicited deals.

Above all, don’t provide credit card or banking information to unverified people.

If you do give them financial information, notify all of you financial institutions and place a fraud alert on your files with credit reporting agencies.

If there’s something you want to know The Real Deal about, call (315) 446-9900 or email

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