March 12, 2023- Hotel Scam Warning
Beware of Potential Hotel Room Share Scams! We would like to alert all attendees of a possible hotel room share scam that has recently been reported.
It has come to our attention that some individuals may be posing as Convention attendees and attempting to defraud others by offering to share a hotel room, but then asking for pre-payment without any proof of a valid room confirmation number or known credible references.
We urge all attendees to be cautious when dealing with such offers, and to take steps to protect themselves against potential scams.
Here are some ways to spot a room share scam:
No proof of a confirmed hotel room
If the person offering the room share cannot provide any proof of a confirmed hotel room, such as a reservation number or confirmation email, it is likely that they are not actually booked at the hotel. Make sure that the numbers provided are valid and match the names associated to the room.
Asking for pre-payment
If the person offering the room share is asking for pre-payment without any type of proof that they have a confirmed room, this is a red flag. It is best to avoid sending any money until you have confirmed that the room is legitimate.
Lack of credible references
If the person offering the room share cannot provide any credible references, such as other attendees they have shared a room with in the past, this is another warning sign. It is best to be cautious and do some research before agreeing to share a room with someone you don’t know.
We strongly advise all attendees to be vigilant and cautious when dealing with offers of room shares or transfers. If you have any doubts or concerns about a potential scam, please do not hesitate to contact the Furnal Equinox’s Nightingales or the hotel staff for assistance.
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