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Gullible Guests

After getting a phone call, hotel guests “released their credit card information, along with their PIN,” said Denver, Colo., police officer Everett Moore. Sure enough, “shortly thereafter, [they] felt a little suspicious,” and called the front desk “back” only to find the calls they had gotten were not, in fact, from the front desk: they had given their credit information to a scammer who apparently called guest rooms at random. Police, the article notes, “aren’t releasing the name of the hotel to protect the business’s privacy.” (RC/KUSA Denver) ...So now corporations have “privacy rights”? Next, only corporations will be able to serve on juries when corporations are on trial.
Original Publication Date: 12 October 2014
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