Last night, there was a report at the television about couples who were supposed to spend their honeymoon at beach resorts and ended up paying for nothing. The couple made a reservation via a telemarketer. When it was time for them to go to the beach resort, they found that they do not have any reserved cottage or room to their names. Even if they present their reservation number tickets, the beach resort will not accept the ticket claiming it is invalid.
Upon investigation, it was found that the telemarketer was able to get the couple pay for reservations and the payment was actually directed to the telemarketers account and not to the beach resort. The couple did pay but not to the right person or office. The telemarketer was reported to victimize many couples and was able to pocket thousands of dollars with this scheme.
If you receive calls like this one, drop the call. If you have talked with the caller already, do reverse phone lookup to get the phone number and the data of the caller. Make sure to report the call to FTC and the police. Tell your family and friends about the incident. Most importantly, never give out your personal data to the caller and never make any payment to him or her. With the many incidents of phone scams, be careful at all times and never ever let your guards down even for a moment.