Travel Tip of the Day: Verify Hotel Security with the Front Desk

Front desk staff

Verify Hotel Security with the Front Desk
Fox News recently ran a story entitled “Surprising facts about hotel rooms that should scare you.” Some of the content (and the title) borders on fear-mongering, but it does offer some information worth thinking about. Namely, one of the five things they listed was hotel security:

“You can’t always trust hotel security. The people that are supposed to be keeping you safe may just be the people that are putting your safety at risk. In many cases, criminals are known to pretend to be security, housekeeping or room service. They get you to open the door by impersonating a hotel employee, then, before you know it, you may become the victim of a crime right in your own hotel room.”

The article didn’t offer a solution so I will: Call down to the front desk before opening the door and ask them if the person or people at the door are legitimate. You may not always need to do this, but if there’s ever a question, there’s no need to risk it.

FYI: The helpful front desk staff above worked at the Delta Grand Orlando Lake Buena Vista.

 

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