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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
2/2/2019 2:42:07 AM
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Re: Something to remember at the next check-in
When you are handing in your passport and credit card to a hotel employee you are giving them to a stranger in the first place. They have no business with holding your passport and making copies. As they have no business with storing all that information in their system so then their system gets hacked because of their lack of security and your data gets all exposed thanks to them. And this what happened to Marriott we know because it's big hotel chain. But the same happens as well regularly with smaller hotels and no one talks about that.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
2/2/2019 2:36:49 AM
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Re: Something to remember at the next check-in
It's not really possible to do and undo technology. What you say about stopping using cards completely is, indeed, impossible at this point. Cash is also less and less used to the point that in Europe there are countries such as Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmak, Estonia, and I believe Iceland as well where cash is rarely used. Banks have closed many branches and left open just a few where they don't handle any cash either. I think I think point there is only one branch in Helsinki where they handle cash and that is the main branch of the main bank in Finland. Sweden has started years ago its plan toward becoming the world first casheless economy, so as you see, there is no way to go back to cash or stop using cards. Card usage is going to also change to implanted microchips in your hand. You can't undo progress or evolution. You need to always go forward not backward.

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batye
batye
2/1/2019 2:16:09 PM
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Re: Something to remember at the next check-in
@ms.akkineni remind me of some hotels slap extra charges and add them to the bill and say it a must... this days many people started using virtual visa and how you could photocopy this card??? 

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batye
batye
2/1/2019 2:14:15 PM
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Re: Something to remember at the next check-in
@ms.akkineni  the problem you, never know whom gonna get hold to it or how it wll be used... in some countries if you put notary stamp on the copy it becomes a legal document and in some cases accepted as original...it scaryy if you think about possibilities... 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/31/2019 8:16:21 PM
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Re: Something to remember at the next check-in
I myself experienced situations where i was asked to provide both passport and creditcard at a hotel i stayed in. We randomly end up handing out things that may not be desired in some cases. Clear risk but not something that ca be totally avoided in all cases.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/31/2019 5:50:19 PM
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Re: Something to remember at the next check-in
It is really scary to think how much information we give out sparsely on a regular basis. There is a clear risk. Knowing that what is that we are going to change? Going back to the same topic that we were debating in the past, can we stop using cards completely and just be on cash? Not that easy in my case. I wouldn't say impossible, but not easy for sure. But that is the choice you make.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
1/12/2019 4:05:23 AM
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Re: Something to remember at the next check-in
Exactly. The last time I was in such situation when they asked for my passport to make a photocopy I thought I would ask for it at check out to have it back. Then I forgot. So what do they do with the passport copies, you have to wonder. You leave the place and leave behind a lot of personal information that no one should keep and store because there is no good reason for it. 

Then you have the case of the credit/bank cards numbers. They are all over the place and with security breaches happening as often as they do you end up always being at risk. 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/9/2019 7:30:30 AM
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Re: Something to remember at the next check-in
Yeah I agree with you about the photocopy thing. That concerns me. We try to be mindful and vigilant as much as we could. But still at times we feel like we have no control at all.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
1/6/2019 4:54:47 AM
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Re: Something to remember at the next check-in
Hotels use the information they collect from your passport and registration form for their marketing activities. Then they can send emails targeting certain people at certain times of the year. They won't use the criteria for business travels than what they use with families on holiday.

They collect as much as they can in variety of ways. I have seen also they make a copy of your passport. How can you know what someone is going to do with a photocopy of your passport? 

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batye
batye
1/2/2019 2:07:14 PM
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Re: Quora is next...
@mhhfive  to be honest I do not recall, I only remember I use google account to login to Quora  few times last year... 

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