Staying in a hotel? Don’t fall for this credit card scam.

January 12, 2012

The rules still apply when you’re traveling: don’t give out personal or financial information to anyone unless you initiated contact and know who they are, why they need it and what they’re going to do with it.

A telephone scam that attempts to steal credit card information from hotel guests has resurfaced in Alaska. The potential victim will receive a call on the phone in their hotel room. The caller claims to be an employee of the hotel, and tells the victim there was a problem processing their credit card, then attempts to get the victim to reveal credit card information over the phone.

If you receive such a call, hang up and contact the hotel desk directly and ask about the call. In almost every case, the front desk will tell you they didn’t place the call.


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