The message was waiting for me on my answerphone when I got in this evening. The beginning of it wasn't cut off so it must have waited for my answerphone greeting to finish before starting - clever.
I think what raised my suspicions were the words "this is a genuine offer". Offer? A competition win is not an offer!
Anyway, I've recorded the message if anyone wants it for their investigations. You'll find it at http://www.13draytonroad.com/cruise.mp3 .
I too am registered with the TPS. The above number is not recognised on the ICSTIS website.
Mr Simmons doesn't sound reputable. He also doesn't sound as if he has any connection to Cruise Connections.
I have emailed Cruise Connections and made them aware of these calls and this forum.
http://www.cruiseconnections.com and, wondering if this company was related to the answerphone messages, e-mailed them. Apparently, they are based in the US and they've already "had a ton" of queries asking the same question! They are not connected to J Simmons who seems to pronounce the company name as "Cruise Connection" (not connections)I found
Had exactly the same message as Jake (apart from different phone number) and again no mention of £1.50 call charge.
Rather worryingly I am also registered with TPS. This just seems like far too much of a coincidence that so many of us here are registered with TPS. What on earth is going on???
If anyone finds out anything from TPS please post the info to this board.
Yes we had a call (left on the answering machine) this afternoon. No mention of the cost of the phone calls though, but we recognised it as a premium rate number, headed for the web, and found you.
Never, Never enter competitions anyway, but do like to cruise so wondered if they had got our details from one of the cruise lines, but you seem to have confirmed it's a scam - and yes we are on TPS too, so will be reporting it.
Could have been my lucky day if I'd fallen for these scams because a message on my mobile today told me that I had won £20.000 GUARANTEED. Just think of the spending money I could have had on my cruise round Spain if I hadn't deleted that one too!!
There is also a UK company called Cruise Connections who have the following posted on their website:
PLEASE NOTE if you have been contacted by phone to say you have won a cruise and asked to contact Jonathan Simmons using an 0906 number, this is nothing to do with our company.
So they are aware of it.
Itoo got a message from John of 'cruise connections' with a too good to be true offer.Thanks to everyone for the warning>
However, complaints to ICTSIS and TPS aside, what now? How do we find out the fate of "Mr Simmons" and given that the first posts were made a week ago, why did "he" not get shut down before now.
Yes, Jonathan Simmons has been a busy bee! After his recorded message on my answerphone cut off, another 'voice' announced the cost of the premium rate calls.
I am mystified why I was 'picked' and, like many others, my name wasn't announced. Also, like so many others, I am with TPS.
Oh, and Mr Simmons has a whole raft of numbers. The one left for me was: 090 6125 3087.
Thank you all again. Great to find such useful forums.
To Mr Simmons
To you all
Edit to activate emoticon. luci - HT Mod
For each person who has posted, there are probably 10 who are just browsing as guests. Please feel free to register on the site and submit a post. Only by posting will we get an idea of the real extent of these calls.
For those who have contacted ICSTIS and the TPS, please keep us advised of your progress as it will be interesting to hear what they have to say.
I told my husband when he got in and being VERY sceptical told me to 'google it' which I did. Luckily I found this site.
We appear to have had exactly the same message as two previous postees (apart from a different phone number), again no mention of £1.50 call charge although the 090 number itself is indicative of that, and we are also registered with TPS!!
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