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Malware again checks into Hyatt's hotels, again checks out months later with victims' credit cards

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Tactic

Motel 6

Travelodge

BnB (not AirBnb)

cash

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I rarely stay at fancy hotel. All I need is a quiet comfortable room with a shower (I'll even share plumbing at a private BnB) Wi-Fi and I'm set. I don't hang out in hotel rooms. If I'm away from home, I'm off doing something if I'm not sleeping. I've been using cash to pay for rooms over the last several years after I had a debit card get highjacked while I was on a business trip. A couple of colleagues were able to loan me a few so I could get by until we got back. The bank would only send a replacement card to my home address and it took a couple of weeks to get my balance back even though they caught the fraud right away. Now I pay cash and only use a card as the security if I must. Same goes for petrol. I might use my card, but I keep enough dosh on hand to at least get home even if I have to do it on an empty stomach.

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