This seems completely plausible to me.  I’m gonna try it later tonight.  If any of you are in a hotel then email me your location and room number.  Unless you aren’t a hot chick.  If you aren’t a hot chick, then you’re pretty safe.  Wait, what is this about again?

This is kinda scary if only because of how simple it  is. Reading this, we  could have been caught. I’ll bet this works all too often.
You arrive  at your hotel and check in at the front  desk.
When  checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for  all the charges for  your room).
You get to  your room and settle in.   Someone  calls the front desk and asked for (example) Room 620  (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 across 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 is a  scam of someone calling from outside the hotel/front desk. They ask for a random room number. Then, ask you for credit card  information and  address information. Sounding so professional  that you do think you  are talking to the front desk.

If you ever  encounter this problem on your vacation, tell the caller that you will be down at the front desk to clear up any problems. 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 called  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 email to  everyone you know.  Who knows, you might just help someone avoid a nasty  experience.

P.P.S – Don’t fucking tell anyone about this.  Not a damn soul.