You may not know it, but you’re likely at risk of encountering an ATM or gas pump skimmer this summer. And if you use a prepaid debit card, you might find Sylvia Powers’ experience with a card skimmer of particular interest. She swiped her American Express Bluebird card at the pumps of her local gas station, and a skimming device secretly recorded her information. Then, thieves duplicated the prepaid debit card and quickly began draining Powers’ funds.
Powers assumed American Express would protect her against this fraud. She assumed wrong. Read more “My prepaid debit card was drained by a skimmer at the gas station!”
Hey, can you keep a secret? It’s free museum day. That’s how you save a few bucks while you’re on vacation, and maybe even see another side of your destination. Read more “Can you keep this vacation secret about free museum day?”
How safe is Airbnb? Before you answer, consider what happened to Krystal Scott, who rented what she thought was a charming three-bedroom home in Lafayette, La.– until she moved in and discovered some Airbnb safety problems. Read more “Is Airbnb safe? This guest found the truth — the hard way”
After Viator canceled Char Fischer’s walking tour without notice, the company refuses to answer her calls — or issue a refund. What gives? Read more “Viator canceled the tour. I want my money back”
Eric Hochstein found something unusual on his bill at the Gregory Hotel in New York City recently.
No, it wasn’t the mandatory $35-per-day resort fee that covers local and domestic calls, a 24-hour fitness center and coffee and tea. And it wasn’t the $259-per-night room rate, which was below average for Manhattan. Read more “Here they are: The most ridiculous travel fees”