Friday, November 20, 2009

May I steal your credit card information please?

Pretty clever "phishing" scheme ain't it?

It'll probably link back to someone at the hotel or friends with someone who works there.

Hotel guests warned of scam


Law enforcement officials are warning hotel guests to be leery of callers seeking credit card information after attempted scams on Thursday.

Police said an unknown person was contacting guests at a local hotel seeking their credit card information, according to the New Braunfels Police Department.

The caller allegedly was phoning guests to say there was a problem with their credit card number during registration, and they needed it again.

Police said the scam worked on a few guests, and are advising guests not to give their credit card information over the phone.

NBPD officers are looking for potential suspects. Hotel guests are asked to contact police if a caller solicits credit card information over the phone. The case is under investigation.