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Hotel Room Key Cards...Do You Return Them When You Check Out?

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I just received an email from my TravelAgent.The text quotes Sgt K. Jorge,Pasadena Police Department.In a recent study to detect new threats to personal security issues it was discovered what information is embedded in the credit card type hotel room keys used throughout the industry.A key obtained from a "well known" hotel chain property being used for an Identity Theft Presentation was found to contain the following:
a. Guest's name
b. Guest's partial home address
c. Guest's credit card number and expiration
date
When you turn the key in to the front desk,any employee has access to that information.Any employee can take a handful of the cards and access the information simply thru a scanner.How nice! A shopping spree on you!! The information is not erased until the employee issues the card to the next guest.Usually the cards are handy in a drawer at the front desk.His advice,bottom line, is keep the card,destroy it.Never leave them behind ot turn them in.His information indicates the hotel will not charge you for the card.
Anybody had any experience with this?Olive Oyl, would you charge a guest for the card?

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