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 having trouble processing your credit card.
It usually takes place late at night or early in the morning when you’re not thinking straight and too tired to go downstairs to give it to them in person. Obviously, don’t give your credit card number to them over the phone. Instead, hang up and call the front desk to see if it was legitimate. If it was, then go to the front desk in person.
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