Counterfeit Event/Attraction Tickets
It’s easy these days for almost anyone to create an authentic looking document, and that goes for tickets as well. Don’t buy a ticket to an event or attraction from someone on the street or a questionable looking website, especially if the price is too good to refuse. If it seems like it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Head straight for the box office or a verified online retailer to book your reservations. Some higher end hotels will often have someone on hand to help you with purchasing tickets or making reservations.
The Verification Call
This scam comes in the form of a phone call. You may receive a call shortly after checking into your hotel room from someone claiming to be the front desk, asking you to verify your credit card number. Never give out your credit card number to anyone calling and asking for it. The easiest solution is to tell the caller that you’ll be right down to handle it in person. If it’s someone claiming to be from the credit card company, tell them you’ll call right back. It’s easy to get the number off of your card and call the real credit card company and let them know what’s going on.