Does anyone know if this is a scam?

The all-inclusive Mexico vacation fax scam is nothing new. Is this one — or not?
scam

Reader David Nightingale wants to know.

I fully realize “buyer beware” and “you pay for what you get” are caveats we all live by. But over time we weaken because we’ve seen these things so so often. Our fax machine gets the attached solicitation regularly and one has to wonder what you get for this and how legit it is.

I understand that getting there is not a part of the price, but still is tantalizing. Any info you might have appreciated.

Here’s what we do know.

The faxes are not always welcome. In fact, many consider these unsolicited messages to be spam.

We have been receiving unsolicited faxes from this number for years, advertising a Mexico vacation. It wastes our paper and fax toner. There is a number printed at the bottom of the page, and there are instructions to call it in order to stop receiving the faxes. I suspect it is a ploy to confirm our fax # so we have never called. We want it to stop!!

Others believe the offer is fraudulent.

Please do not respond to this number or buy this deal. This is a scam and when you respond, they confirm your fax number. They will never remove it from their files.

My take? If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Take the fax to the recycler.

Christopher Elliott

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