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Hotel giant Marriott International has issued a new warning about a telephone “scam” which falsely offers free stays at its properties.
Marriott said that “fraudulent” telephone calls were being made to consumers “in different parts of the world”.
These calls involved offering a complimentary stay at a Marriott hotel to encourage consumers to listen to a sales pitch, which is not related to the hotel company.
Marriott made a warning about similar fraudulent phone calls in November 2015.
“This practice typically incorporates a company’s branding in order to get someone to provide personal information or buy a product or service,” said Marriott in a statement.
“Marriott International has a longstanding commitment to protecting the privacy of the personal information that is entrusted to us. Marriott has not provided any information to the parties involved in these fraudulent calls.
“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.”