A new scam where con artists try to get credit card numbers out of hotel guests is on the rise. Always be alert on your layovers and never give your credit card number out to anyone who calls your room. If hotel staff need to get payment information for your incidental charges, they will always ask you to come down to the front desk and will never ask for your credit card number over the phone. Alternately, you can hang up and then call back down to the front desk so that you know exactly who you’re talking to.
A recent NBC news story provides some more background on the scam. You can read the story here: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/43662080/ns/business-consumer_news/t/summer-travel-alert-scammers-target-hotel-guests