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700-Plus Credit Cards Stolen from Hotel
ABC News
June 24, 2010


Brooke Ferencsik, of travel site TripAdvisor, suggested that consumers keep a watchful eye on their accounts both during and after traveling.

"Credit card theft can happen anywhere. It can happen at a restaurant. It can happen at your hometown supermarket," Ferencsik said. "It really seems like this is a bit of a random incident."

His tips for travelers: keep the phone number of your credit card company on hand and review your online statement every once in a while during your trip.

He also noted that credit cards offer 100 protection from theft, as long as you report your loss in a timely manner.

"Credit cards still remain the most convenient method of payment for most travelers," Ferencsik said, "and it's often safer than carrying around cash."