Next time you travel, remember this: Hotels are always a hotspot for credit card fraud scams.
Since I’ve spent my share of time traveling over the last few months — for everything from a college buddy’s wedding to a family trip to Disney World – stories about credit card scams at hotels have caught my eye recently. Though the scams feature different clever tactics, each has the same intent: getting a hold of a tourist’s credit card info.
And they all drive the point home that, no matter how tired you are from travel, no matter how crabby your toddler’s being that day, no matter how sunburned you get waiting in line at the water park, you need to keep your guard up when you’re traveling.
This week’s edition of Criminal Charges looks at young adults who have gotten started on a career path of crime, including a bad babysitter, a prescription pizza party and a cross-country car thief.
Legislative proposals in New Jersey and Illinois might restrict those pesky credit card offers plaguing students on college campuses. It also might force issuers to teach students about the risks of signing up. Will they pass?
It’s World Television Day, so join us in Taking Charge’s weekly credit card roundup, where we celebrate wonderful, entertaining, mind-numbing television.