Marriott warns consumers of phone scam offering free hotel stay

  • Travel
  • Friday, 07 Apr 2017

A phone scam that promises a free hotel stay at a Marriott hotel has been reported. Don't fall for it. Photo: AFP

Be on the alert for a new phone scam.

If you get a call from someone claiming to a offer free stay at a Marriott hotel, hang up.

Marriott International has released a statement warning consumers of fraudulent phone calls being made in different parts of the world, where the caller offers a complimentary stay at a Marriott hotel in exchange for personal information, or the purchase of a product or service unrelated to the Marriott brand.

“If you receive a suspicious telephone call, especially for a contest you did not enter, we urge you not to provide any personal information, especially credit card information,” says Marriott.

“Instead, simply end the phone call.” – AFP Relaxnews

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