Cruise Scam Alert Issued for Bay County

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office issued a scam alert Thursday afternoon to bring attention to the latest scam in the Bay County area.

A complaint was filed Thursday by a citizen who received a letter purporting to be from a company called Caribbean Cruise Line.

Inside the envelope were a “Boarding Pass” for a cruise to the Bahamas and a “check” for $1,300.

Both are fraudulent.

Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division have determined this is just a scam to learn your date of birth and your social security number for the purpose of Identity Theft.

Anyone receiving this letter is encouraged to destroy it.

If you feel you have been victimized by a scam, please contact your local law enforcement.