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Hotel & Hospitality ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost.

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Beware Of The Latest Hotel & Hospitality Industry Scams When You Travel

Planning To Travel And Stay In A Hotel Any Time Soon?

Beware of new hotel scams that are catching hundreds of thousands of victims right now!

Remember, keep your personal information protected since tourist and business travelers are often considered the easiest targets. Hotels provide scammers an easy path towards their goal of trying to separate a traveler from their cash.

Here Are The Most Common Hotel Scams To Be Aware Of:

Fake Website

When making online hotel reservations, make certain the website is legitimate. Scammers are famous for creating look-alike (spoofed) web pages to lure consumers into providing credit card information. Use Google to find the real website rather than typing it in from memory.