A former manager has some hotel advice you may want to know, including credit card scams, bed bugs and free upgrades!
Before you check into your hotel this summer, we got a warning for you. Actually, two warnings about SCAMS that could ruin your credit. This is from a former hotel manager who posts advice on TikTok.
Hotel Advice: Credit Card Scams
Here’s her first warning: If the front desk calls the room and asks you to verify your credit card number because the payment didn’t go through, hang up. The hotel will never call a room about that.
This one is really sneaky. If a restaurant menu is SLID under your door, do not call them. Could be a fake restaurant trying to scam people for credit card numbers.
Hotel Advice: Check Your Room
While we’re at it: Here are three things SHE always does if staying in a room. She pulls out the AC vent screens to see if they’re clean. She checks for bed bugs. And she removes overlay covers because those rarely get washed.
Hotel Advice: Free Upgrades
How about a free upgrade? Here are her three tips for that: Let them know you’re celebrating something. (Or maybe pretend? How are they to know?) Secondly: Just ask nicely. Or, slip them a cash tip.
Be aware, travel safely and always remember to trust no one, help no one!