The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs issued a statement Monday cautioning those staying in hotels to watch out for scam phone calls from people wanting to check their credit card info.
“With summer vacations already in full swing, consumers are urged to be wary of these calls,” the statement said.
Juliana Harris, department spokeswoman, said one of their own staffers stayed at a hotel that gave out information to protect their guests from such scams, she said. In a follow-up email, Harris said “there haven’t been any reports from the coastal area recently.”
The department’s tips, listed in its statement, are to not give one’s information out, reach out to the front desk and report the situation and also share what happened with the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs. The SCDCA also notes that it should raise a red flag if the call is at a late hour, as hotels don’t typically phone late.
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