This gentleman almost got duped by a crafty hotel scam in Las Vegas last weekend. He shared his story to prevent others from falling for it. Please share when you finish.
I was in Las Vegas this past weekend and stayed at a no-name hotel slightly off the strip to save some cash. It had good reviews and was basic, but was clean and got the job done.
Sunday morning at 10:30 my hotel phone rings and it’s the manager letting me know their computer system is down at the moment. Check out is at 11am so we were already packing and getting ready to leave.
He let’s me know that because the system is down they’re a few hours behind on recovering data. He confirmed my room number and offered me an extended checkout (which sounded great from the hangover) and also offered to comp our least expensive night’s stay for the inconvenience.
He mentioned there were 30+ people in the checkout line and offered to check me out via the phone and said I could leave my keys as I left. He asked me to confirm my credit card number and I got a little hesitant and said I would feel more comfortable providing that in person.
He got a little defensive and reiterated who he was and why he was trying to save time. I still declined and went down to the front desk. Turns out, it was a scam and they were randomly dialing hotel rooms to get CC numbers and personal info.
They were super accommodating with their offer and because my hotel phone didn’t have a caller ID, it was very convincing. Stay safe out there and never be afraid to say no until you know who you’re sharing you’re information with!
Please share this story so people don’t fall for it. Thank you.