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You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. Typically when checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for any charges to your room).

You go to your room and settle in. All is good.

The hotel receives a call and the caller asks for (as an example) room 620 - which happens to be your room.

The phone rings in your room. You answer and the person on the other end says the following: 'This is the front desk. When checking in, we came across a problem with your charge card information. Please re-read me your credit card number and verify the last 3 digits numbers at the reverse side of your charge card.'

Not thinking anything wrong, since the call seems to come from the front desk you oblige.
But actually, it is a scam by someone calling from outside the hotel.
They have asked for a random room number, then ask you for your credit card and address information.
They sound so professional, that you think you are talking to the front desk.

If you ever encounter this scenario on your travels, tell the caller that you will be down to the front desk to clear up any problems. Then, go to the front desk or call directly and ask if there was a problem.
If there was none, inform the manager of the hotel that someone tried to scam you of your credit card information, acting like a front desk employee.

Please, consider spreading the word. Who knows, you might just help someone avoid a nasty experience. Never give your credit card info over the phone from a hotel room. Simply tell them you will come to the front desk.

ANYONE travelling should be aware of this one!

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.(NewsUSA) - It's a thorny subject, no matter whom you talk to
or whether it's in the U.S. or abroad. The debate over legalizing marijuana
-- be it medical or recreational -- has raged for decades, and has only just started
to see the seeds of fruition stateside.
Now, however, Canada is weighing in on this controversial industry, by changing its
production and distribution laws, making it legal for any licensed company to grow and ship medical
marijuana to patients, and illegal for patients to grow their own. For their efforts, the country
is seeing potential backers -- both U.S. and Canadian -- flocking to invest.
"It's a much different time than it was a year ago," Mark Gobuty, the chief executive of
Peace Naturals Project Inc., told the Wall Street Journal. "Before, it was a reputational risk.
Today they're lining up."
One company that is gambling that the industry will be as bountiful as its product is Medican (OTCQB: MDCN),
a Las Vegas-based bio-pharmaceutical
company. Medican is entering the market as a supplier to America's northern cousin, and focusing on
developing, distributing and marketing pharmaceutical-grade cannabis to the emerging global market.
"The medical marijuana market in Canada will be worth roughly $120 million in its first year,
and by 2024, it could be worth as much as $1.3 billion," says Ken Williams, CEO of Medican. "The
time to get into this budding industry is now. If we don't seize this opportunity, we will miss out
on what we believe will be a very profitable market niche that is on the verge of exploding in the
next decade."
In the U.S., the market for legal marijuana -- wherein 20 states currently allow
medical marijuana use, and Washington state and Colorado allow recreational use -- could be worth
as much as $2.5 billion by the end of this year, according to the marijuana industry research firm
ArcView Group. As a side note: Colorado, which allowed recreational marijuana use at the beginning
of 2014, took more than $7 million in tax revenue in the first two months.
Currently, Medican has signed an agreement with International Herbs, Ltd. and LFG Advisory
and Accounting, and it has committed to entering the Canadian market with a significant ownership
stake in a large facility in New Brunswick.
For more information about Medican and the investment opportunities it presents,
Canada Opens Floodgates for Marijuana Investments in the U.S
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