Hotel Room Switcheroo

Hotel Room Switcheroo Scam: How It Works

This scam occurs predominantly in South East Asia. As travelers find amazing deals online nowadays, shady owners post great pictures and descriptions of their rooms, but when the tourists get there they find that they booked and paid for a room that is either not available anymore or the pictures were far from reality.

Victims are required to pay an upgrade since their room was "accidentally" double-booked, while the actual room is oftentimes smelly and full of bugs.

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Hotel Room Switcheroo Scam: How To Avoid

Always book your trip to poor countries only though reputable online companies. If you think you found an amazing deal, brag about it only after you come back.

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selma hrynchuk
Selma HrynchukSenior Editor at Scam Detector Media, Selma is a fraud prevention specialist with a wealth of experience in private investigations and collaborations with law enforcement. A captivating public speaker, Selma educates audiences about scams and personal safety. Through her insightful writing, she exposes criminals and shares essential tips for staying secure. Selma is a dedicated guardian against fraud, committed to unmasking deception and promoting integrity.

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