Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Better Business Bureau warnings of credit card phishing scam

If you are preparation to stay in a hotel for a moment soon, keep an ear out for suspicious phone calls in the early morning. The Better Business Bureau issued a nationwide watchful on Sunday due to a raise in hotel phishing scams concerning credit cards. According to information from several victims from a hotel in Dallas, somebody called their hotel room delayed at night or early in the morning posing as a front desk employee. They'd declare that the computer system in the hotel had not working or glitches, and they desired credit card and personal information in order to charge for their room.

The victims, frequently half-asleep and tired, gave the credit card info without significant what was going on. Tom Stevens, president of the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Florida, told as a law of thumb you should not be giving out that variety of information over the phone anyway. "You don't provide out the credit card number to somebody over the phone unless you initiate the call and you are familiar with who you're calling." The BBB told that the majority hotel employees won't call your room after 9 pm. Stevens says if you get a call asking for card information, tell them you'll gather them in person.

"The initial thing you do in the incident you get that phone call, you say 'Ok, I'll be right down to the front desk,' and you suspend up the phone and go down to the front desk and the front desk will appear at you and say 'What are you discussion about? We did not presently call you,' and you will know it was a scam." If you do drop victim to one of these scams, it's significant to cancel your credit card exact away, as well as calling to report fraud and identity theft.

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