The Washington Post reports hotels are a fertile ground for identity theft rings and credit card theft rings. You have a situation where there is frequent turnover at hotels and weak background checks on employees. Plus, there are so many transactions happening and so much info being given by travelers.
It all adds up to hotels becoming a new weak point in our nation's ability to stop identity theft and credit card theft.
Unfortunately, hospitals are another fertile ground for identity theft. Though credit card information may be lacking, all other pertinent information is available for the taking. Due to the wealth of personal information that must be provided to the hospital, full blown identity theft becomes an all to real possibility.
That makes sense. You need to include doctors offices, dental offices, etc. too.
How about clerks working for credit card companies. I call in and to verify who I am, at times I need to give my social security number. It bothers me that all clerks have access to my personal information.
its everywhere restaurants are big any place that takes your card increases your vulnerability . I have had my AX card number taken twice of course they reimburse you but if you have other bills tied to your card you have to change them all. I check my card balances every day on line