I would like to extend my stay in Europe in the hotel the RS uses for our tour. They offered me a reservation. However, they want me to email all of my credit card information. I keep hearing that this exposes me to fraud. They provide me with their telephone number. However, I've not been too successful employing this method. Is the hotel I contacted employing a standard technique for payment?
I frequently pay for my hotels via email. You should see somewhere on their official web page that the site is secure. A Rick Steve's hotel! Not likely they're going to kill that golden goose with bogus billing. Did this for a RS tour in Greece with never a problem. We do pay for this sort of thing with a credit card other than the one we use to pay our regular bills on line or for general travel - just in case ya know. The separate card we use has a very low credit line at our request.
So, the same question twice, and two different answers - both valid. The shotgun approach may or may not hit more targets, but sure makes it difficult for the helping helpers here to work with each other.
Although this is a double-post, I'll play along...Some people like to send 2 emails and split their cc# into 2 parts (be sure to specify which part comes first!). Also, are you calling during working hours there?