Whether you’re traveling, earning mileage points, or using it for pure convenience, credit cards seem to be the primary means of payment today. Here is a great reminder about credit card safety from HotelChatter and The Venetian.
There are plenty of ways to lose your money in Vegas but over the phone in your hotel room should not be one of them.
Here’s a helpful card on “Phone Security Tips” that we spied in the guest room at The Venetian the other weekend. The note tells guests to be cautious when giving their credit card info over the phone as well as to keep all cards and receipts out of sight from prying
Lastly, and most reassuringly, the card tells guests that “No one from the hotel will ever call your suite and ask for your credit card information over the phone.” If someone does, then you’ve just fallen for this “surprisingly simple” hotel scam. There are other variations of this credit card scam–some are very complex, like this scary one we heard of at Planet Hollywood last year–so we think it’s smart of The Venetian to put these tips by the phone. Sad that the hotel has to do this, but good looking out for their guests nonetheless.