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Phone Scam Fraudsters Pose as Marriott Employees

December 18, 2014

CTV NEWS – A new round of spam robocalls is hitting the Vancouver market, this time with fraudsters claiming to be from the Marriott hotel chain.

The spam calls offer a complimentary stay at a Marriott hotel. The caller requests personal information, including credit card information, in order to receive that free night.

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After Steele on Your Side alerted Marriott about the issue, the chain sent out a warning to customers about the scam.

“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. Instead, simply end the phone call,” Marriott said in an email.

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For more information on telephone scams visit the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s website.

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