Protecting Your Credit Card

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Protecting Your Credit Card Manila Reviews

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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:


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

2 / 2 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
blurbmoi says:
Thanks so much for this. Am sure this would be a great help to other travellers!
Posted on: Jul 22, 2008
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