Travel Tip of the Day: The Hotel Food Delivery Scam

This menu is legitimate and provided by the Hudson Hotel in NYC

Hotel Food Delivery Scam Keeping with the scam theme from last week (see Wednesday’s and Thursday’s), here’s another one to look out for. Don’t ever order food from a non-hotel menu that was slipped under your hotel room door because it’s most likely a scam. Believe it or not, there are thieves out there who […]

Travel Tip of the Day: The “Call from the Front Desk” Scam

Front desk

The “Call from the Front Desk” Scam Yesterday, I wrote about the “Let’s have a drink” scam. Well, here’s another one that’s making the rounds, including my buddy Peter Greenberg’s newsletter yesterday and DailyFinance.com. The “Call from the front desk” scam is when thieves call your hotel room pretending to be hotel employees who are […]

Travel Scams Mentioned on The Social TV Show

Toronto | April 15

I’m in Toronto right now, where yesterday I was a guest on The Social, which is Canada’s version of The View. It was fun—even though it was freezing out! Can you believe the temperature went from 72F to 18F (and snow) in about 36 hours? Yikes! Here’s a link to the segment, in which I […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Fall for Travel Scams

Scam

Don’t Fall for Travel Scams It drives me batty when my Facebook page and/or email inbox gets clogged with information about free plane tickets, cruises, hotels, etc. There’s an old saying: “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Don’t ever send money to claim a prize, or even click any links […]

Las Vegas Taxis Charge $3 When You Use Your Credit Card

$3 Credit card fee!

I’m so sick of falling for travel scams and I just learned about one in  Las Vegas the hard way. Yesterday, I took a taxi from the airport to Mandalay Bay and the $17 fare quickly turned to $24 because of tip and a $3 charge for using my credit card! Ooh, does it tick me […]