Thanks to platforms like TikTok, it doesn’t take much to become a viral video. This is mostly about time and delivery. Even the most ordinary videos can have millions of audiences.
If you consider the stupid and sometimes even dangerous challenges, you can find content that proves useful. A TikTok user posted a viral video claiming to make you fall asleep in less than two minutes. Does it work? Touch or click here for our report.
Another useful video on TikTok that recently went viral tells the story of a room service scam that cost the family thousands of dollars. Read on for details on this complex scam and ways not to fall victim.
Here is the background
TikTok user Ali Koca posted a video warning about a fraud with hotel room service viewed nearly 2 million times at the time of writing.
The video begins with an image of the Holiday Inn Express, although the hotel did not specify where the incident took place. A family staying at the hotel ordered room service from a menu that slipped under their door. The father charges the room service on his debit card.
After an hour of waiting for food, the father called the front desk to ask about his order. The receptionist told him that the hotel had never received an order from him.
The father went into his bank account and found that more than $ 6,000 had been withdrawn since he placed his room service order. It turns out that the room service menu from which the family ordered, which was tucked under the door of their hotel room, is fake.
Do not succumb to this deception
The lesson to learn here is to call or visit the front desk to order room service. And if you use the room service menu, confirm that it is legitimate with the hotel.
Remember that the hotel does not have to ask for your payment information when ordering room service. The bill must be charged in your room.
Whether you are in a hotel or not, do not trust material that may come from thieves. Recent scams like this include fake QR codes of parking meters, advertisements, posters, menus of restaurants and bars and more.
When you scan a fraudulent QR code, you will be taken to a fake website that will steal your financial information. Be careful and double check the URL and site to make sure they are authentic. Do not make any payments through a site that you have found via a QR code.
Tap or click here for more information on QR code fraud and how to avoid it.
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