Protecting Your Credit Card
Protecting Your Credit Card Manila Reviews
Credit Cardholders Be Forewarned Jul 21, 2008
I got this important article, ironically, from my latest batch of junk email. I thought it appropriate to put it here for the information and protection of all concerned:
PROTECTING YOUR CREDIT CARD
You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk.
When checking in, you give the front desk your credit card
(for all the charges for your room). You get to your room
and settle in. Someone calls the front desk and asked for
(example) Room 620 (which happens to be your room).
Your phone rings in your room. You answer and the person on
the other end says the following, 'This is the front
desk. When checking in, we came across a problem with your
charge card information. Please re-read me your credit card
number and verify your address. Not thinking anything you
might give this person your information, since the call
seems to come from the front desk. But actually, it is a
scam of someone calling from outside the hotel/front desk.
They ask for a random room number. Then, ask you for credit
card information and address information. Sounding so
professional that you do think you are talking to the front
If you ever encounter this problem on your vacation, tell
the caller that you will be down at the front desk to clear
up any problems. Then, go to the front desk and ask if there
was a problem. If there was none, inform the manager of the
hotel that someone called to scam you of your credit card
information acting like a front desk
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