29 Oct '17, 2am

As a rule of thumb,don't sign anything before reading

As a rule of thumb,don't sign anything before reading

Going abroad for the long weekend ? You might want to be careful when picking a budget hotel. While most are reputable, there are a few shady ones that pull brilliant scams. Here’s what to look for, if you don’t want to avoid any extra charges: 1. The double room service scam ​Photo: 123RF You order room service , and the waiter brings it up. He asks you to sign something to confirm you’ve received the food and then asks for the money – apparently, they don’t charge it to the room at this hotel. But later, as you’re checking out, you’ll be asked to pay for the food again. When you object and say you already paid, they’ll produce the slip of paper you signed: it says you acknowledge you’ve received the food, but it doesn’t say you’ve paid for the food. The waiters don’t collect money at all; it’s only paid at the front desk. It becomes a “your word against theirs” issue, an...

Full article: http://www.herworldplus.com/lifestyle/travel/8-hotel-scam...

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