WRAL Investigates hotel scam

Posted November 25, 2013 11:58 a.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 2:03 p.m. EDT

Hotel scam

"There’s no way, with my background in news, that I would EVER get caught up in a scam. I’ve heard all the stories, or so I thought, but this one was new to me. It happened when my family and I went out of town for our kids’ soccer tournament. It didn’t even dawn on me that I was in the process of being “had” until it was almost over. It was the last thing I expected to deal with at the hotel. They almost got me, don’t let them get you!" – Lynda Loveland / MIX 101.5 Morning Show host and former WRAL-TV News anchor

First thing Lynda did after almost falling for the scam was call 5 On Your Side investigator Monica Laliberte and tell her all about it. Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. on WRAL News, Monica shows you exactly how the scam works and how to protect your family. Before you check in, check out this story!