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Head that consumers thieves are hitting at hotels to steal your private information.
They're creating fake a Wi-Fi hot spots to fool you into giving up your credit card information.
-- do it in hotels to get information from people in their rooms.
They could be in the bar at the hotel they could be in the conference center they could be sitting next to you.
Half the time you don't even know that thieves basically create a mirror image of the hotel's website.
But -- one critical difference one is real others there to scam you.
They make sure that it is the strongest signal.
In a particular area.
And a lot of people have there settings.
They automatically connect to whatever the strongest Wi-Fi is -- I don't actually take the time it.
To pick and choose what the right Wi-Fi network would be.
You can protect yourself by setting up a virtual private network connection you can do this -- yourself you can also get it through work.
And sometimes through your university they have some that are available it also helps to get your hotels Wi-Fi name upon -- what is the actual name of the system it may say hotel free Wi-Fi as opposed to you know a specific name of -- specific goto.
They made me spell the name they may add another word.
So be precise find out from the front desk or at the information in your desk in your room and it's not just free Wi-Fi and hotels that what you and your information at risk.
Anywhere that's a public area whether you're in an airport you're sitting in the lobby -- business complex.
You're in a coffee shop or restaurant a conference center anyone of those places.
Wherever you're out there.
In the midst of people doing whatever you do.
You know don't think that wherever you are is your specific castle.
It's more like a mine field security experts say 38% of all credit card fraud involves the hotel industry.
In New York Brenda Buttner Fox News.
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