Are You Safe In A Hotel?
The setup was simple. A Local 2 intern checked into two hotels. Then, Local 2 Investigates asked Davis to see if he could figure out what room our intern was in and try to get a key to her room.
With our hidden cameras rolling at the first hotel, Davis pretended to be a guest by standing in the lobby. Our intern checked in and within 10 minutes, Davis found out her last name and her exact room number. Three hours later, Davis got a key to our intern's room. How did this happen?
When our intern checked in, the front desk clerk asked for her last name and she said it out loud. That was the first mistake. Never announce personal information because anyone standing in the lobby can hear it. Instead, hand the front desk clerk your ID and credit card. Also, never allow the clerk to announce your room number.
Phil & Liz