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Old July 10th, 2011, 07:19 PM
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This is only the 2nd time I have heard of this happening. The first time, I knew the agent. This is the exception, not the rule.

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Very sad, and very stupid, because the situation was SO EASY to avoid.

All they had to do was make sure they paid by credit card (NOT cash) and check their credit card statements to make sure the monies went directly to the cruise line, not the travel agent.

Giving that much cash to anyone qualifies them for a jail term for stupidity too
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Wow,
What a story, while we all know this is possible, just hearing that it did happen, and with such a large amount of $....Just makes a bad name for all the other travel agents that are honest and on the up and up.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 09:08 PM
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I wonder if this agent used to work in Florida.

It still amazes me that people do not use a credit card for their cruise payment(s).

The agent is guilty of a serious felony but the customers really need a lesson in money management.

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Old July 11th, 2011, 09:14 AM
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Oh that is just horrible, they must all feel devastated, and the poor organiser must be at their wits end.

Yes maybe it is good to use your credit card (although they charge for that option in the UK ) , but given that they had used that same agent for years they had every right to trust them.

I only hope that this guy is caught & brought to hard justice even if it only serves warning to others that they cannot get away with it.

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Thatís really is too bad. Like others have said credit cards are the way to go. I use my credit card for almost everything over $50.00, for me it gives me peace of mind if something goes wrong. The only catch is paying it off at the end of the cycle. I donít carry any credit card debt but earn point, so itís a win win for me.
Hopefully they will catch these people because Iím sure itís not the first time and wonít be the last they do it.
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p.s. Anyone wanting to take a cruise I will gladly take your money, each month, and then make the final payment for you. I'll also sell you some great swamp land in Florida or a bridge in New York.

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