Dating for professionals with credit cards
Who you actually find: Two similarly inexperienced individuals who won't make this any less awkward.
Who you actually find: A casually attractive hook-up, but only after 37 failed attempts.
Who you want to find: Two ungodly attractive individuals who you will never have to see again.
Who you want to find: A casually attractive hook-up.
However, the advice about not giving out one’s credit card information to anyone who telephones to ask for it is always worth heeding.
The fact that a protective outside call policy may be fairly standard throughout the hotel industry doesn’t necessarily mean that every hotel in existence observes it or that a particularly charming scam artist couldn’t occasionally succeed in wheedling a gullible hotel switchboard operator into putting through a call on the basis of a bare room number and nothing else.
You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk.
When checking in, you give the front desk your credit card information (for all the charges for your room). Someone calls the front desk and asks, for example, for room 620 (which just happens to be your room). You answer, and the person on the other end says the following, ‘This is the front desk.
The catch: Faking chemistry with one person is one thing.If there was none, inform the manager of the hotel that someone acting like a front desk employee called to scam you of your credit card information.This heads up about scammers’ placing phone calls to hotel rooms to dupe guests into giving up their credit card info has been circulating on the Internet since January 2008.As far as the applicability of its advice goes, many hotels these days follow a standard policy of not allowing their switchboard operators to connect an incoming call to a guest’s room unless the caller can supply the guest’s name (and some hotels even take that policy an extra step by requiring both the guest’s name room number before putting through an outside call), so the actual prevalence of the scam described above may be rather low.Those looking to “phish” your credit card number and the 3-digit security code carried on its back by pretending to be working at the front desk probably aren’t going to be able to smoothly run this con at hotel after hotel, because most places they telephone will likely refuse to put their calls through: their demands to be connected to “Room 620” will be stonewalled by those managing the property’s switchboard unless and until they can also pony up the name that matches with the hotel’s records of who is staying in that room.
When checking in, we came cross a problem with your charge card information.