When I travel and use hotel WiFi access points, I don’t think twice about paying for the internet- especially if I’m tired and in a hurry.

However, according to this video, there are times when you may not be paying the right people.

The simplicity of this scam is what makes it so dangerous. Anyone who knows a little networking and HTML knowledge can set up a fake page for you to connect to. Before you know it, it’s too late and the guy next to you may have your credit card number.

Sure, coffee shops and mom-and-pop hotels tend to just charge for a password, but a lot of the bigger hotel chains require you to make credit card payments for internet use. Given the experience I’ve had with idiot employees I’d have to go against what is said in the video about having them verify the real page.

It looks like direct lines are my only option on vacations.

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