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Heads up: Another scam to obtain your credit card information

Old May 5th, 2010, 08:10 AM
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Heads up: Another scam to obtain your credit card information

This was reported by our local television consumer reporter. I'm not usually alarmist, and I am sometimes skeptical when I see the word "scam", but this one may be real:

http://tinyurl.com/y2gd7mz
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Old May 5th, 2010, 09:35 AM
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Betsy - I don't doubt your link is useful. But I make a practice of NEVER clicking on a link unless I can see the URL or know what the website is.

I use tinyurl too - but when posting one I'll give some hint of where it leads . . .
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Old May 5th, 2010, 10:28 AM
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Maybe the link is a scam to get my credit card information
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Old May 5th, 2010, 12:59 PM
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For most, common sense would avoid a scam of this type.

If there was any problem with your "credit card information", it would have been detected at check-in when it was scanned.

Otherwise, who would give ANYONE such information on the phone. If I got a call like that, I'd return to the front desk.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 05:51 AM
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Sorry, janisj. Here's the full link:

http://www.hotelchatter.com/story/20...ple_Hotel_Scam
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Thanks for posting this. I can see how this may work. Sometimes if you're tired, just off of a long flight, common sense is already taking a nap.

How ofter do we see people doing silly things, like leaving purses in shopping carts while common sense is in the next aisle?
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