Don’t let your guard down on vacation; how scammers target hotel guests

August 10, 2017


First appeared on KHON

Vacations can often be a great way to escape the stresses of everyday life.

Scammers see it as an opportunity to capitalize on your mistakes.

“You want to be wary of a call that you get in the middle of the night from the front desk saying they’re from the hotel and your credit card’s expired or didn’t go through, and you’re going to have to get out unless you give them the credit card number out over the phone,” warned Greg Dunn, Hawaii Better Business Bureau CEO.

Ultimately, Dunn says, the scammer is trying to get you to give out your personal information over the phone.

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