Dating for professionals with credit cards
You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk.
When checking in, you give the front desk your credit card information (for all the charges for your room). Someone calls the front desk and asks, for example, for room 620 (which just happens to be your room). You answer, and the person on the other end says the following, ‘This is the front desk.
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In the case of hotel stays, that means not providing such information to the caller, but rather making a trip down to the front desk, or at the very least placing your own call to that facility to ask if there’s a problem with your card.
In October 2017, an Iowa woman fell prey to the scam at an unspecified hotel.
Concurrently, two items circulated on Facebook titled “Beware Of This NEW Hotel Scam When You Are Checking Into Your Hotel.” However, the “new hotel scam” was in fact above-described rumor, dating back to at least April 2010.
Not providing one’s credit card details to an unknown caller was still a good way to avoid those sensitive details falling into the hands of scammers and phishers (even if the scam was not new or exceptionally common).
If there was none, inform the manager of the hotel that someone acting like a front desk employee called to scam you of your credit card information.