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Marriott warns consumers of phone scam offering free hotel stay

A phone scam promises a free hotel stay at a Marriott hotel. Don't fall for it. — AFP picA phone scam promises a free hotel stay at a Marriott hotel. Don't fall for it. — AFP pic

NEW YORK, March 17 — If you get a call from someone claiming to a offer free stay at a Marriott hotel, hang up. 

Marriott International has released a statement warning consumers of fraudulent phone calls being made in different parts of the world, where the caller offers a complimentary stay at a Marriott hotel in exchange for personal information, or the purchase of a product or service unrelated to the Marriott brand. 

“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,” says Marriott. 

“Instead, simply end the phone call.” — AFP-Relaxnews

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