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almag69
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PostSubject: Just want to share   Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:55 pm

Subject: Duped by credit card scam upon check in at Hotel

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 the last 3 digits numbers at the reverse side of your charge card. '

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 desk.

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 employee.

If you feel that the tips are useful, please forward it to your relatives, friends & colleague.

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PostSubject: Re: Just want to share   Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:57 pm

Thanks bro.

Good point. Hotel will never ask you for the 3 digits as your are there to sign the bill upon check-out.
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PostSubject: Re: Just want to share   Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:59 pm

Very good tip

In the IT field its known as social engineering
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PostSubject: Re: Just want to share   Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:26 pm

Very useful information.
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PostSubject: Re: Just want to share   Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:03 am

true. hotels wont ask the 3 digits on your card. we must be aware. anyway thanks for sharing, very useful info.
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PostSubject: Re: Just want to share   Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:44 am

Good to share this, never encounter but hope not to happen to anyone. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Just want to share   Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:11 pm

One of the hotel staff must be up to no good and maybe collaborating with a syndicate to try to get your hotel room, and credit card number from the hotel staff and your important 3 digits of your card.
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PostSubject: Re: Just want to share   Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:05 pm

Great advice! Thanks for sharing!

Damn creative for the wrong reason!
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PostSubject: Re: Just want to share   Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:20 pm

Thanks for sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: Just want to share   Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:13 pm

thanks for your advidce
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PostSubject: Re: Just want to share   Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:38 am

Anybody knows what's the purpose of the 3 digit?
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PostSubject: Re: Just want to share   Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:53 am

authorisation?
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