You get to your room and settle in. Someone calls the front desk and asks for (example) Room 320 (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 cross 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's a scam of someone calling from outside the hotel/front desk. They ask for a random room number.
Then they ask you for credit card and address information, sounding so professional that you think you're talking to front desk personnel. If you ever encounter this problem on your vacation or on a businesstrip, tell the caller that you will be down at the front desk to clear up any problems in person.
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 attempted to scam you of your credit card information acting like a front desk employee.
This was sent by someone who has been duped....... and is still clearing up the mess....
P.S. Please everyone, help spread the word by forwarding this to everyone you know and care for... Who knows, you might just help a friend avoid a nasty experience.