There has been a lot of discussion about hotel reviews because it appears that Insiders are not chosen very often to review Marriott properties. I recently received a request to review a Holiday Inn Express in Gunnison, Colorado for a Labor Day stay. I haven't been in Colorado in over 20 years and would have stayed in a Marriott if there was one in Gunnison. I checked immediately to see if I had been charged for the stay, but I had not been. I wonder why I got the request?
Can we assume you do not have a secret life and Marriott is exposing it!!
I got a similar request from a Comfort Suites in San Diego in June...while I was staying at a CY on Hotel Circle...someone actually 'checked in' at the Seaworld CS and used my name and credit card (4 rooms no less!)...yes fraudulently of course. I only found out the next day as I had a notifier on my credit card for large purchases and a survey regarding my stay. I don't think I need to tell y'all I contacted the hotel AFTER I contacted my CC company (Capital One) and reported the fraud as the hotel was absolutely adamant that I had checked in. When I confronted demanding my signature and video proof it was me, they backed down but only after I stayed on them.
Sounds like you got a bogus survey which someone hoped to get some personal info from you. Most likely a phishing scam.
I recently did get asked by Marriott to review my stay at the Columbus Airport Marriott. I was in Hawaii when the email came in, so I ignored it for a few days. They sent a second request so I took a few minutes out of my trip to complete the survey.
It's already up on the hotel site. Here's what it looks like.
I think this is only the third survey I have received out of a couple dozen stays. I'd like to see them come in more often. Because they are relatively rare, I try to complete all of the ones I do receive.