Social engineering is a strategy scammers use. They pretend to be a trusted source and then try to trick people into giving them access to sensitive personal data. Online scammers usually pretend to be a well-known company, using a seemingly logical reason to ask you for your personal data and payments.
Booking.com will never ask you to share a credit card or a gift card number over the phone. In fact, if anyone tells you to pay by gift card or share a credit card over the phone – for any reason – it is most likely a sign of a scam.
If you believe you’ve been exposed to an online scam involving Booking.com, it’s best you contact us as soon as you can. We’re here to help 24/7, just reach out through the ‘get in touch’ section at the bottom of the screen.